Chilling video shows dad fighting off kidnapper trying to snatch his son in CVS in broad daylight

A TERRIFYING moment has been captured showing parents jumping into action as a man attempted to kidnap their son as they left CVS.

The entire encounter was caught on the store’s security cameras.

A 4-year-old boy was almost kidnapped on Thursday after a man tried to grab him at a CVS

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A 4-year-old boy was almost kidnapped on Thursday after a man tried to grab him at a CVSCredit: WFOR
The entire interaction was caught on the store's security cameras showing just how much his parents fought back

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The entire interaction was caught on the store’s security cameras showing just how much his parents fought backCredit: WFOR
The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Nicolas M. Sternaman

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The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Nicolas M. SternamanCredit: Miami-Dade Corrections
A witness of the crime said that it all happened very fast

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A witness of the crime said that it all happened very fastCredit: WFOR

The attempted kidnapping happened at a CVS in Miami Beach at around 11:55 am on Thursday, according to Law & Crime.

The footage showed a man entering the store as the family was exiting.

The child’s mother walks by the alleged kidnapper just as he makes a hard left and violently grabs the 4-year-old boy off the ground, wrapping his arms around him.

The boy’s father immediately jumps in, dropping his purchases and grabbing the man from behind, pulling him away from the child.

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The mother swooped in, grabbing the child who fell once the man dropped him.

She ran back into the store as the boy’s father continued to grabble with the alleged kidnapper, ripping off his jacket and pushing him into the walls and doors.

The man has been identified as 26-year-old Nicolas M. Sternaman.

The child was left visibly shaking and stayed attached to his mother, according to CBS Miami, citing a police report.

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The father and another man chased after Sternaman, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by FOX affiliate WSVN.

The Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene and saw the two men running after the suspect.

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Police took over, ultimately catching him.

“Everybody was just shocked because it was so quick and so fast. The guy just came out of nowhere,” witness Zachary Jefferson told local CBS affiliate WFOR.

He initially thought that the altercation was about the boy’s mother’s purse.

Sternaman was transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility.

He was charged with one count each of kidnapping a child under age 13, battery, and aggravated child abuse, records reviewed by Law&Crime showed.

Court records also show that the suspect was arrested on January 4 and charged with one count of petit theft.

He was released after posting a $150 bond his trial is scheduled for April 1.

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