(KMOV.com) -- Tuesday night, the Arnold Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping.
Court documents say Bryan Griffaw of Barnhart smacked a woman’s behind at an Arnold grocery store.
As the victim was putting her three month old in her car in the parking lot, police say Griffaw grabbed her four-year-old boy and started dragging him away.
The mother screamed and started pulling her son back.
Police say Griffaw then ran away.
He told police he mistook the woman and her children for someone he knew.