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Man Arrested in Pacifica Attempted Kidnapping of Girl: Police

Police on Tuesday arrested a suspect in the attempted kidnapping of a girl in Pacifica a day earlier, according to the Pacifica Police Department.

The attempted kidnapping was reported at 4:53 p.m. Monday in the area of Hickey Boulevard and Firecrest Avenue.

The girl was walking on a sidewalk there when a man in a black Volkswagen drove alongside her, started honking his horn and yelled at her to get into his car.

She kept walking. The driver got out of the car, grabbed her and forced her into the car, but she managed to pull away from him and ran.

Police combed through a law enforcement database and were able to identify the car's owner as 41-year-old Mark Anthony Soliman of Pacifica, police said. He was arrested at his home at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Soliman was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping a child under 14 years old and annoying or molesting a child.

Anyone with additional information has been asked to contact the Pacifica Police Department at (650) 738-7314.

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