San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Jack Henry Doshay, the 22-year-old son of former investment manager Glenn Doshay, pleaded not guilty

April 06, 2015 01:35 PM

The son of a prominent San Diego businessman has pleaded not guilty in the attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl.

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to snatch the young girl from Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach, California, according to CBS8.

Doshay is the son of Glenn Doshay, a former investment manager and a minority owner of the San Diego Padres.

The alleged kidnapping attempt occurred last month. Police say that shortly after classes ended on March 23, the suspect grabbed the victim. He allegedly tried to cover her mouth with packing tape and carry her to his car. But when the victim screamed and fought back, he let her go and drove off, according to police.

Authorities eventually arrested Doshay in connection with the crime after receiving more than 150 tips in the case, CBS8 reports. On Friday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment with violence and child cruelty, according to U-T San Diego.

“The family is obviously very distressed [that] a young girl had that traumatic experience,” Doshay’s lawyer Paul Pfingst said following the arraignment.

Meanwhile, the young girl’s father, Mike Paeske, praised police for their quick action.

“San Diego County families can sleep a little better knowing that one less threat is out there on the streets,” he said during a news conference last week, CBS8 reports.

He added that he’s especially proud of his daughter’s reaction to the attempted kidnapping, saying the suspect “messed with the wrong girl.”

“She is our inspiration and our hero,” Paeske said.

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