‘Prominent’ DJ charged in kidnapping attempt of 2-year-old in San Francisco

Australian media are reporting a man charged in the attempted kidnapping of a boy in San Francisco is a “prominent Perth DJ and community radio presenter.”

Roscoe Bradley Holyoake, 34, was arrested Friday after police say he grabbed a 2-year-old boy from his mother’s arms near Market and 17th streets. Bystanders said he ran half a block with the boy until Good Samaritans tracked him down. One witness told KTVU that after Holyoake drew a crowd, he allegedly “gave the boy back to the mom and then he turned and smiled at us and took off running down the street.”

Holyoake was detained by witnesses until police arrived on the scene.

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According to the Australia Broadcasting Company, Holyoake goes by the name DJ Roski professionally and is a “well-known DJ” in the local scene. Perth community radio station RTRFM confirmed to ABC he occasionally worked as their presenter on the All Things Queer program.

He was also a resident DJ at Perth’s Connections Nightclub, and formerly served on the board of Pride Western Australia.

San Francisco police are holding Holyoake on kidnapping and child endangerment charges; his bail was set at $500,000. The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said, and the family refused medical treatment.

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department inmate locater indicates Holyoake is due in court Tuesday afternoon.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/perth-dj-roski-kidnap-charges-sf-mission-13772059.php.

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