The kidnapping happened on Hummingbird Drive in Antioch. The girl's mother said the suspect followed them home from the Walmart located on Lone Tree Way. When the girl got out of her mother's car, that's when the suspect grabbed her and forced her into his car. He sped away driving northbound on Hummingbird Drive. Antioch police said the suspect was unknown to the mother and she did try to fight back, but the man was armed.
"There was a weapon used. The mother attempted to stop the male from abducting her daughter and when she approached him, the male produced what's been described as a rifle and the mom stopped. He was able to force the child into the car and then fled the scene," said Antioch Police Lt. John Vanderklugt.
A Walmart employee said Antioch police reviewed surveillance video.
The suspect's gold Toyota Camry was reportedly spotted by witness Leshay Burks at the Antioch Marina. She caught the attention of a plain clothes Antioch police officer by honking her horn and reported it.
Police located the girl when they arrived on scene.
Earlier on Friday night, Antioch police named David Allen Douglas, 43, as a person of interest. Later that night, he was found at the Antioch Marina and was taken into custody. Douglas was known to police, but is not a registered sex offender.
Police say a possible sexual assault of the child is now part of their investigation. Because of that, ABC7 News has opted not to release the name or show the victim of this crime