Grandville Police released the footage this week to FOX 17 News. It shows a 41-year-old man hoisting an eight year old girl on his shoulders and trying to take her. 

The incident took place at the Fairlanes Bowling Center in Grandville back on November 8th.

Police say the man, identified as 41-year-old Donald Zeigler Jr. has been arrested in the incident.

The video footage shows Ziegler talking with the family of the girl and then later following her into an arcade area, where he picked her up an headed for the door.

The girl's screams alerted her family and others, which forced Zeigler to put the girl down. Aside from being scared, she was fine.

...Zeigler's defense attorney, Josh Kuiper...says Zeigler's intent was not to abduct the girl. Kuiper says Zeigler has no criminal record, was honorably discharged from the military, and that he knew there were cameras everywhere in the bowling alley.

Ziegler will be back in court Friday for a preliminary hearing where Kuiper says we can expect to hear more.



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