Alpharetta man arrested in alleged kidnapping



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man was arrested Jan. 7 after reportedly attempting to kidnap a 3-year-old who was with his father shopping.

Michael Fazio, 26, from Alpharetta, was arrested and charged with kidnapping. He is currently housed in the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond.

At 3 p.m. Jan. 6, deputies responded to a reported child abduction attempted at the Barnes and Noble at The Collection shopping center on Peachtree Parkway.

Deputies received a report that an unknown adult male had physically picked up a 3-year-old male inside of the store and attempted to exit the store with the child. The father of the child saw the incident, intervened and stopped the alleged abduction. The child was not injured.

Deputies and detectives from the Major Crimes Unit canvassed the area and recovered video recordings of the attempted abduction.

After the Sheriff’s Office shared the video on their social media sites, multiple investigative leads came in, and suspect was identified as Fazio.

The case remains under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit and additional details are not available.

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