A 12-year-old boy escaped a possible kidnapper Saturday while in the bathroom of a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in South San Francisco.
The youngster, who is from Alameda, told police he was accosted by a creep wearing a black beret and a green military-style jacket while inside the El Camino Real eatery about 3:30 p.m.
As the boy was using the hand dryer, police said, a man in his 30s whom the child did not know exited a bathroom stall and stared at him for “several seconds.”
Suddenly, the boy told police, the creep grabbed him from behind and held him in a bear hug. The child screamed for help, which prompted the suspect to let go of him.
The child ran from the restaurant to his father, who was waiting in his car, police said. The father and a McDonald’s manager subsequently searched the restaurant, but did not find the suspect.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending the man, who was only described as a heavyset man with a fair complexion who was about 5-foot-8.