Police arrested a woman in San Antonio after she allegedly attempted to take a mom’s shopping cart that held her child.

Jessica Vega, 35, is facing a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.

The mom told police that she had been shopping at the Potranco Road Walmart with her daughters, one of whom is 4. Vega allegedly grabbed the woman’s shopping cart and started to push it away, with the 4-year-old sitting inside.

KSAT reported that the woman’s other daughter was holding the cart at the time, but Vega allegedly took it out of her hands.

Stock image of a police car. Police in San Antonio arrested Jessica Vega, 35, after she allegedly attempted to take a mom’s shopping cart that held her child at an area Walmart. Vega is facing a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.GETTY IMAGES

According to the affidavit obtained by KSAT, Vega initially did not respond to the mom’s screams but later allegedly told her: “Just because she’s yours, doesn’t mean I can’t take her,” before walking out of the store.

An employee at the Walmart intervened, allowing the mom to remove her daughter from the cart. A loss prevention officer at the store told police that she recognized the suspect from a previous incident at another Walmart location.

Newsweek has contacted San Antonio Police for comment.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says attempted abductions normally occur on the street while children are walking, biking or playing outside.

Most kidnappings involving school-age children happen before or after school, when kids are traveling to and from school, and after dinner time.

In 2020, the NCMEC reported more than 600 attempted abductions, and cited the common tactics used as offering a child a ride, money or treats, asking the child questions, and using an animal to interest the child.

In August, a man was arrested after allegedly offering a woman $100,000 to buy her child in a grocery store. The 85-year-old was discovered to be on probation after serving jail-time for offering to buy a child at Walmart for $200,000 in 2018.

Last week, Seattle Police responded to two separate kidnapping attempts in the space of just two hours. At 11 a.m., police received a report of a man attempting to force a 10-year-old into his vehicle. An Amazon driver and babysitter ran to help after hearing screams and managed to successfully pull her from the trunk of the vehicle.

Seven miles away, a man attempted to kidnap a 7-year-old boy less than two hours later. The man allegedly came up behind the child, who was walking with his grandmother, and grabbed him off the ground.

Both men fled the scenes of their alleged crimes but were later tracked down by police.