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Kidnapping in Macomb County leaves child unharmed

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Posted at 3:52 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 16:02:15-04

MT. CLEMENS, Mich. — An attempted kidnapping in Macomb County left the child unharmed, as the kidnapper has currently been lodged in the Macomb County Jail.

Sunday evening around 5 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area or Hubbard and N. Highland Street for an attempted kidnapping, where an adult male had grabbed a small child and had walked away with him.

Deputies met with the witness, a 19-year-old female, who had been babysitting her neighbor’s children. The witness stated that she was outside with the children when a male approached them.

After initially trying to flirt with the witness and the witness telling him to leave, 30-year-old Luzjaie Captain left and returned with juice that he was attempting to give to one of the children.

The witness took the juice and again told the male to leave the children alone.

Captain proceeded to grab the 6-year-old male child by the arm and began walking away with him. The witness asked Captain what he was doing and he stated that he was taking the child to get candy. The witness told Captain no, and to let go of the boy, or she would call police.

The male let go of the boy and continued walking. The child was uninjured.

Deputies were able to locate Captain in a parking lot on Groesbeck and N. Rose.

Captain locked the vehicle doors and would not respond to deputies commands. At one point, Captain appeared to be unconscious.

Deputies forced entry into the vehicle and Captain quickly woke up. One officer did receive a laceration on the arm in the process of making entry.

Captain was checked out medically and released. After being positively identified by the witness, Captain was placed under arrest for kidnapping and lodged at the Macomb County Jail.

Captain is currently on parole for Resisting and Obstructing and has a prior conviction of Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree.

“The witness stayed calm in a very traumatic situation and provided an accurate description," siad Macmb County Sheriff's Officer Anthony Wickersham. "This helped deputies to locate the suspect quickly. It is appalling to think what may have become had deputies not taken this man into custody.”

On Tuesday, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office charged Captain with one count of Kidnapping and one count of Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing Causing Injury to a police officer, both of which are felonies. Captain is pending arraignment