Perth DJ Arrested In The U.S. For Allegedly Trying To Snatch A Toddler
Roscoe Holyoake, known by the stage name DJ Roski, has been arrested in San Francisco after allegedly attempting to snatch a two-year-old boy in daylight as he walked with his mother.
According to reports Holyoake, 34, allegedly attempted to abduct the child from the sidewalk around noon outside of a restaurant in the Castro district.
The child's mother was holding his hand at the time and struggled when Holyoake took the child in his arms and attempted to escape.
A witness at the scene described to KTVU how the DJ gave up the alleged kidnapping rapidly and gave the child back to his mother then "turned and smiled at us and took off running down the street".
People who had seen the incident unfold chased Holyoake for several blocks before he simply stopped and allowed himself to be arrested.
Numerous surveillance cameras reportedly captured the attempted kidnapping and US police are currently investigating Holyoake and how he has spent his time in the country.
Holyoake is currently in jail with bail set at $US 500,000. He is set to be arraigned shortly.
DJ Roski is a little-known act in Australia but appears to play at mostly small LGBTQI events and according to his Instagram account, he recently closed the night with a set at Joondalup Festival in Western Australia.
He is also a radio presenter on RTRFM 92.1 -- a community radio station based in Perth.