OROVILLE (CBS13) — A mom protected her child from an alleged kidnapping attempt by threatening to pepper spray the suspect, according to Oroville Police.

Laura Sandoval of Oroville said the man had reached out toward her daughter on Saturday and demanded the mother hand over her child.

Sandoval responded to his demand by showing him her can of pepper spray. He fled on foot.

On Sunday, Sandoval identified Jonathan Burg, 24 of Oroville, from a photo lineup as the suspect.

Burg was arrested that night at a motel on Feather River Boulevard and booked into Butte County Jail for attempted kidnapping.

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