Two Charged with Felony Child Stealing in Downtown Des Moines

(Des Moines, IA) - - Police say a mother stopped two strangers from abducting her child in downtown Des Moines. The child was with the woman who was working at a downtown business Thursday when she says a man and woman grabbed the child and headed out the skywalk.

Police say the mother tells officers she fought with the man and woman and they let go of the child.

Legal documents show Michael Ross and Laurie Potter were arrested a short time later. They’re in the Polk County jail, both charged with Felony Child Stealing.

Photos from Polk County Jail

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