Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on charges he tried to grab a woman walking to work early on Wednesday - an attempted kidnapping they say was foiled when a bystander noticed what was happening and began rushing over to intervene.
Police say Korey David, 21, was arrested last night on Chelsea Street near Porter Street, right around the corner from where the failed kidnapping happened, at Porter and Bremen streets.
Police say Korey approached the woman, around 4 a.m. and asked her how to get to the Maverick T stop.
The victim stated that as she began to provide directions, the male suspect grabbed her by the waist and made a threatening statement. The victim stated that she was able to break away but the suspect continued to follow her, grabbing her a second time while preventing her from using her cellphone to call 911. The victim then stated that a male party who was walking nearby at the time of the incident began to take notice of the struggle, causing the suspect to suddenly flee the area on foot.
Police say a detailed description by the victim and a "clear image" from a nearby surveillance camera that showed the suspect wearing what appeared to be a GPS monitoring device on his ankle began to lead them towards David, who was, they say, "placed in custody without incident." Police did not say what David was wearing the device for, but they are typically ordered by judges as a condition of release for bail or probation.
David was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery, police say.