The incident happened in broad daylight after the family was returning from a gathering.
Police took a man into custody after he was suspected of attempting to kidnap a young boy and hiding him in his truck.
It happened on Tuesday in the 3600 block of Ontario Avenue in City Heights area reports ABC 10.
Police say the 6-year-old was walking to his family’s car after a gathering when the man came up behind him and picked him up.
According to police, the 52-year-old then put the boy in the front seat of his truck, told him to lay down and be quiet.
The man could not start his vehicle and asked passing family members for a jump start.
The family members started to help, and the parents began looking for the child not knowing that he was inside the vehicle.
Other family members joined in on the search, one coming to the truck asking the suspect for help whereupon he noticed the child inside.
The family contacted the police department and held the suspect until his arrest.
The boy was not injured according to reports.