According to Pensacola Police Public Information Officer Mike Wood the attempted kidnapping of small child took place on Tuesday, November 20.
Wood said the incident happened at the Dollar Store on T at Cervantes Street around 12:25.
He said a mother and her son were shopping in the store on the toy isle when a woman approached the child as he was looking at a toy. They say the suspect lured the child close to her with stuffed animals.
Officials say she then grabbed the child by the arm in an attempt to walk out of the store with him. They say the mother saw what was happening and grabbed the child away from the woman.
Police say the mother called 911. The suspect ran onto T Street and was caught about a block and a half away from the store.
The suspect is identified as 37-year-old Shivoyer Monee English. English is being charged with attempted kidnapping in this incident.