Man kidnaps girlfriend, 1-year-old child, Orlando police say

Anthony Lamar Judon arrested after crashing car, police say

By Jerry Askin - Reporter, Keith Dunlap - Graham Media Group

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was arrested Sunday after attempting to kidnap his girlfriend and her 1-year-old child, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Police said Anthony Lamar Judon was arrested on charges of kidnapping and battery.

Police were called to the Carver Shores neighborhood after a witness saw the man grab his girlfriend and pull her into a vehicle, authorities said. 

Walter Shorter watched outside his home around 2:45 p.m.  when the man crashed into a ditch while running from the police. 

"I saw a young man jump out the car and start running," said Shorter. 

After the vehicle sped off, it was spotted in a nearby parking lot and fled as it was followed by an Orange County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, authorities said. 

The car then crashed in a ditch at South Street and Rogers Street, causing Judon to run away before being arrested, authorities said.

"They had their dogs and everything, so I figured he wasn’t going to run very far," Shorter said. 

Judon was arrested after crashing and trying to get away, police said.

The mom and her 1-year-old child are OK.     

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