A terrifying situation unfolded late on the Fourth of July in San Diego when a six-year-old boy was briefly abducted by a man in a pickup truck. 

But fortunately, the suspect's truck quickly stalled after he grabbed the boy and put him in his front seat at around midnight local time. 

The youngster was waiting by his family's car to go home when the would-be kidnapper stopped his truck and grabbed him.

Neighbors then heard the parents' frantic cries just as Michael Mahurin, 52, was outside asking a neighbor for jumper cables to start his truck. 

The boy's father found him in Mahurin's truck after shining a light inside the vehicle. The suspect claimed he didn't know how the boy got there. 

The family and others at the scene prevented Mahurin from getting away until police arrived. The boy was not hurt. 

Watch the report from "Happening Now" above.

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