VISTA, Calif. – A man accused of trying to duct tape and kidnap a 7-year-old girl at her Solana Beach school faced a judge Wednesday.
Cameras captured video of 22-year-old Jack Henry Doshay of Fairbanks Ranch Wednesday morning as he walked into a Vista Superior Court with his attorney Paul Pfingst. He appeared dazed while being escorted from a car and into the court house.
Doshay posted his $2.5 million bail in April, but a judge required him to be released to a psychological facility where he was reportedly being receiving treatment.
Doshay was arrested April 1 in the alleged abduction attempt a week earlier.
On the afternoon of March 23, Doshay allegedly grabbed the girl at Skyline Elementary School, clapped a hand over her mouth, tried to put packing tape onto her face and ordered her to get into his silver-and-black SUV.
When she struggled and fought back, the would-be abductor let her go, returned to his vehicle and drove off, authorities said.
Detectives followed up on about 150 tips in the case before tracking down the suspect in Orange County with information provided by his attorney, Paul Pfingst.
Doshay pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and child cruelty. He faces 11 years in prison if convicted.
An affidavit in support of an arrest warrant states that Doshay’s father Glenn — a minority owner of the San Diego Padres — told his son’s therapist two days after the alleged abduction attempt that he suspected his son was involved.
Doshay is scheduled to return to court June 24 and July 14.