Rolando Gonzales, a transient, is in custody after kidnapping an 8-year-old at Rahilly Park, police say.

Merced Police officers responded to Rahilly Park in the 3400 block of N. Parsons Ave for a report of a possible kidnapping. The parents say their child was playing at Rahilly Park when the child was confronted by a transient male. He allegedly forced the child inside his tent next to the bike path.

The child eventually escaped, police say.

Police identified the suspect as Rolando Gomez Gonzales (65).

Rolando has been arrested numerous times dating back to 2014, according to

He is currently in custody for kidnapping and annoying or molesting child under 18 at Rahilly Park.