Police in Orlando, Fla., have arrested an Encinitas man on suspicion of attempting to abduct a 6-year-old girl in San Diego, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is interested in interviewing the man, although officials said they doubt he is connected to the kidnaping of 3-year-old Laura Bradbury of Huntington Beach.
Sheriff's spokesman Jim Bryant said that the physical description of the man, Kenneth L. Schoas, 29, was in "no way" similar to the composite drawing of a pot-bellied, middle-aged man being sought in the Bradbury case. Laura disappeared near an outdoor bathroom near the family campsite at Joshua Tree National Monument Oct. 18.
Bryant said that when San Diego officials return Schoas to California, San Bernardino police would like to question him, primarily because the San Diego incident, like the Bradbury kidnaping, involved a daylight attempt in an area where other people were present.
"That's the only reason we want to talk to him," Bryant said.