Police say a Newark man ran into a daycare center, grabbed two infants and tried to kidnap them.
47-year-old Calvin Davis rang the door bell at the center. When a female worker answered the door, Davis pushed and punched his way into the Happy Kids Academy daycare center on Old Baltimore Pike around 7 a.m. Friday morning, according to Delaware State Police. Once inside, he’s accused of grabbing two infants and walking toward the front door.
He was confronted, and workers were able to pull the children away from him before he could leave. Police say he then fled the building. Davis was stopped by an officer who shot him twice with a Taser, but police say both times the Taser was ineffective. The officer switched to a baton and was able to take Davis into custody.
The daycare’s website boasts of 24-hour surveillance cameras in all classrooms, the playground and parking lot. The site also says the facility has a secure entry system that requires a passcode and for all children to be signed in and out by someone on an approved pick up list.
Davis faces charges including two counts of kidnapping, burglary, assault on a law enforcement officer, and felony resisting arrest. He was admitted to Christiana Hospital for evaluation.
One of the infants suffered a minor cut during the incident. The officer who arrested Davis also was injured after falling on a curb during the pursuit. He was also treated at a local hospital.