Mom Wrestles Son From Kidnapper; Camilla McCall Saves 3-Year-Old From Hoodlum With 103 Arrests

By iScienceTimes Staff on January 17, 2013 10:17 AM EST

Jerry White
Surveillance footage and the mug shot of accused kidnapper Jerry White. (Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)

A mom wrestled her son from a kidnapper at a park in Charlotte, N.C., saving him from being abducted by a man who has a whopping 103 arrests on his criminal record. Camilla McCall was playing with her 3-year-old son at Frazier Park when he was suddenly grabbed by 41-year-old Jerry White, a career criminal who has been arrested over 100 times for charges ranging from petty larceny to assault on a child. The determined mom wrestled her son from the kidnapper, pinning them both against the sidewalk.

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"We were fighting over my son," Camilla McCall told WBTV. "It got all the way out in the street. He was pulling him one way and I was pulling him another. I managed to get a grip on Liam as well, and he had him around the waist and we were fighting about him and it wasn't until we fell to the ground that he released him. The only thing I could think of is, I've got to hold on to him as tight as I can."

The feisty mom wrestled her son from the kidnapper while on the ground, and White, who apparently "smelled like alcohol," simply got up and strolled away like nothing had happened. After the mom wrestled her son from the kidnapper, she called the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to report the incident. Once on scene, police found a discarded box of chicken from a Bojangles restaurant that witnesses said belonged to White. Inside, police found a receipt with a time stamp and discovered the Bojangles was less than a mile from the park.

After reviewing surveillance video, police released information on White to the community and he was arrested. It was then that his lengthy rap sheet came to light, and the mom who wrestled her son from the kidnapper expressed disbelief at the fact that man with so many arrests could be free to wander through a playground.

"That is crazy that he is still walking around here in our neighborhood and he's been arrested that many times," said McCall.

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