Rainer Russel Rickford, 49, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping with the intent to commit a lewd act with a minor, Sgt. Robert Quesada of the Burbank Police Department said. Rickford was booked at Burbank City Jail and was being held on $500,000 bail.
Rickford allegedly approached the girls at the Burbank Public Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd, about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Quesada said. He told the girls he had a dog in his car and wanted them to pet it, Quesada said. He also offered them snacks.
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The girls became frightened and reported the alleged incident to the librarian, Quesada said. Police investigated and arrested the suspect a short time later. Officers reported that Rickford had a motor home parked near the library with license plates removed and keys in the ignition.
Rickford is to be arraigned Tuesday at Burbank Superior Court, Quesada said.