VANCOUVER, Wa.—Vancouver Mall was the place where a 14 year old girl was nearly kidnapped. The teen was able to break away Saturday afternoon and customers caught Steven Hayes who is accused of the crime. Hayes is said to have grabbed the victim threatened to kill her and drag her off the mall grounds
Among the charges he faces first degree kidnap and felony harassment, and assault. Hayes was arrested back in 2015 for trying to kidnap a 5 year old from a Walmart.. Jason England describes his daughter as strong and he was shocked to hear of Hayes past criminal record. “The state has to do a better job of keeping someone like Hayes off the streets.” A mental health evaluation was ordered for Hayes. He will be arraigned October 4th.