‘I’ll take you to school’: Arrest made in attempted kidnapping in Fresno

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An arrest was made in an attempted kidnapping of a teen on her way to catch the school bus in Fresno Thursday.

On Friday, officers arrested Fernando Hinojoza Acosta, 35, of Merced, as the suspect who allegedly told a 17-year-old girl, “I’ll take you to school” as she walked to the bus stop.

The girl was able to board the bus and safely made it to her school.

The Fresno Police Department was contacted, and detectives began their investigation. Video surveillance footage was obtained and they were able to determine the suspect vehicle the victim described.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Acosta on suspicion of misdemeanor annoying and molesting a child. Acosta was at his work site and was arrested around 4 p.m. in Madera County.

He was booked into the Fresno County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the department at 559-621-7000.

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