Man Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping Of Young Boy In Burney

A Redding man tried to kidnap a young child in Burney, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported Monday on Woods Avenue. A man who was not acquainted with the family walked into the front yard and grabbed the 7-year-old’s arm while telling the child to come with him. The youngster pulled free and ran inside, and the father came out and confronted the stranger, who then left. When he saw responding deputies he took off running, jumping through many backyards during a foot chase until deputies lost sight of him. 28-year-old George Leo Genshaw was found under a big tree and detained. He was identified by witnesses and arrested for attempted kidnapping and a parole violation.

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