Langhorne, PA – Police have charged John Hardy, 45, of suburban Philadelphia after he allegedly attempted to snatch a 3-year-old out of the back of the car of a woman whom he did not know. This after an apparent road rage incident. …and before he reportedly got naked. If you are near a dry erase board, uncap a marker and try to keep up…
According to a probable cause affidavit, a Pennsylvania mother-of-three told police she was driving with her children – ages 3, 8 and 15 – when a white pickup truck cut her off several times. The woman reported that she drove into a shopping center where she maneuvered her car behind the pickup in an effort get a photo of the truck’s license plate using her cell phone.
According to court documents, when the driver of the pickup truck – Hardy – saw her take the picture, he ‘became agitated’ and blocked her car behind a vacant store. Hardy then reportedly got out of his truck and screamed profanities and threats while approaching her car. Hardy then allegedly opened her driver’s side rear door and tried to remove the woman’s 3-year-old daughter’s child safety seat to pull the child out of the car.
According to court records, after Hardy successfully unlatched one of the safety belts that held the child in her seat, the mother accelerated her car causing the rear door to closed. The woman said that she stopped her car after a short distance thinking that she was on a dead end and had nowhere to go.
Court documents say that Hardy then backed his pickup toward the woman’s car, got out, pulled down his pants and exposed his genitals. Hardy then allegedly opened the driver’s door on the woman’s car and threw a punch at her.
Because the day was clearly going far too well for him so far, Hardy then allegedly yelled: “Yes, I tried to take your child. What are you going to do about it?”
Errr… file a police report?!
Hardy reportedly drove off. After the woman called 911 and reported the incident, police located Hardy at a nearby shopping center and arrested him.
Hardy is charged with attempted kidnapping, simple assault, indecent exposure and some additional ‘related offenses’ and was held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Police reported that the woman and child were uninjured in the incident. It sounds like they were damn lucky to be uninjured, too.Tags: attempted kidnapping, Indecent Exposure, John Hardy, Pennsylvania, Road Rage, simple assault