Waco, TX – According to the police officials, this incident occurred on Friday.
Officers responded to a business near the 4600 Block of Franklin Ave. at 12:04 p.m.
When officers arrived, they learned Rich was talking to a 10-year-old female.
During their conversation Rich asked the child if she would like to come to his car and see his cat and if she would be interested in buying the animal.
Rich tried to grab the child’s hand, the child immediately refused, and a manager of the store saw the interaction and called Waco PD.
Rich left the business, and while officers were en route, the US Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Rich in the 500 Block of Town Oaks Dr. as the Marshal Service had a non-related warrant for aggravated kidnapping.
The Waco Police Department will add an additional charge of attempted kidnapping regarding this incident.
The Waco Police Department would like to remind parents to speak to their children about the dangers of talking to someone they do not know.
In this case the child responded exactly how she should have, and with the help of everyone involved, Rich is now in custody at the McLennan County Jail.