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Mystery Man Helped Prevent Chelsea Kidnap Attempt, Nanny Says

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A nanny says the wrong man is getting credit for helping her fend off a woman who police say tried to kidnap an infant in Manhattan last week.

Melody Cada says an as-yet-unidentified man stopped Tara Anne McDonald from trying to take the 9-month-old.

Her account downplays the alleged role of UPS driver William Marte, who has been reported as the main helper.

But Cada says as she was screaming for help and struggling with McDonald it was a different man, who may have spoken partly in German, who stepped in.

"The guy came and then grabbed the stroller with me and he said to the woman, 'Let go, let go of the baby.' For two minutes she wouldn't let go, and then she walked away she was still cursing and cursing and cursing at me and this good samaritan guy who helped me said, 'Keep walking, keep walking, keep walking, do not look back,'" Cada said.

Cada says another person stopped her from walking away and told Cada to call police.

McDonald is now charged with attempted kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sources say she has been previously arrested in cases related to kidnapping.

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