Jack Henry Doshay, 22, of Fairbanks Ranch was taken into custody at a Laguna Niguel home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials.
Doshay's father is Glenn Doshay, who is a well-known businessman, minority stake owner of the Padres and philanthropist in San Diego.
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.
"This guy messed with the wrong girl and the wrong community," said Mike Paeske, father of the victim.
Paeske and his wife, Joy were at the announcement of Doshay's arrest Thursday morning.
"Apprehension was a huge milestone in our ordeal now we begin the process of healing," said Paeske. "Your tips and phone calls were huge support to this investigation."
Detectives followed up on about 150 tips in the case before tracking down the suspect with information provided by his defense attorney, Paul Pfingst, Gore told reporters during a late-morning briefing.
"He gave us the specific address, although as I said we were in the general area," said Gore.
He declined to disclose Doshay's connection to the San Joaquin Hills-area neighborhood where he was arrested.
Gore also did not disclose a motive.
"As far as we know there’s no connection to the school, his brother lives in vicinity," said Gore.
The victim's father, Mike Paeske, praised investigators for capturing the man who allegedly victimized his daughter.
"San Diego County families can sleep a little better knowing that one less threat is out there on the streets,'' said Paeske.
Paeske also commended his young daughter for her bravery.
"We’re so proud of our daughter for the way she handled herself during the attack and the subsequent investigation," said Paeske. "She is our inspiration and our hero."
Doshay was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment with violence and child cruelty. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.