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Man charged with kidnapping for taking 8-year-old from Grandville bowling alley

Grandville police identified the suspect and arrested him a few hours after the attempted kidnapping.
Credit: Kent County Sheriff's Office

GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Donald Jay Zeigler Jr, 41, is facing a kidnapping and child enticement charge after police say he took an 8-year-old girl from a Grandville bowling alley. 

On Friday, Nov. 8, Grandville police responded to Fairlanes Bowling after the girl was allegedly picked up by the suspect and carried outside. When Zeigler was confronted, he put the girl down and left the scene immediately, police said. 

The girl was not hurt. 

Grandville police identified the suspect and arrested Zeigler a few hours after the attempted kidnapping. 

Zeigler was arraigned on Tuesday. The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone having information about the incident is urged to call Silent Observer or the Grandville Police Tip Line at 616-538-6110, option 2. 

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