Suspect arrested in possible kidnapping attempt in La Jolla

Patrol police car.

San Diego police officers were sent to investigate a possible kidnapping reported at about 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 on La Jolla Hermosa Avenue.


A suspect has been apprehended in a possible kidnapping attempt in La Jolla on Oct. 14.

San Diego police said a nanny was in the park at 6170 La Jolla Hermosa Ave. with a 1-year-old child at about 4:30 p.m. when a man approached the nanny and started an argument. He grabbed and pulled the nanny’s arm several times, telling her to leave the baby and that she can’t have the baby. A witness in the park yelled at the man and told him she was calling the police.

The man ran away and police chased him. The man later ran into the water along a rocky area near La Jolla Cove, San Diego lifeguard Lt. Rick Romero said.

About three hours later, Michael Hudson, 51, was arrested, authorities said. He was booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of felony kidnapping, misdemeanor battery, felony vandalism and felony civil-rights violation, according to jail records. Bail was set at $120,000.

— City News Service contributed to this report.