Suspect Left DNA Behind in Solana Beach Kidnap Attempt: DA

Bail was set at $2.5 million for Jack Doshay

DNA from duct tape used in a kidnapping attempt of a young girl at a Solana Beach elementary school matches DNA of suspect Jack Doshay, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Doshay appeared in court for a bail hearing, where a prosecutor shared the new detail in the case. The judge set bail for 22-year-old Doshay at $2.5 million, though the prosecutor requested $25 million bail and the defense asked for the much-lesser $1 million.

If Doshay is able to post bail, he would still have to enter a private in-patient psychiatric facility and wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, the judge noted.

Prosecutors have implicated Doshay as the man who brazenly walked onto Skyline Elementary School just minutes after the dismissal bell rang and tried to wrap tape around a 7-year-old girl’s head and carry her off.

Her screams and kicks caught the attention of staff nearby and the girl was unharmed.

After more than a week of searching for a suspect, police announced Doshay’s arrest on April 2. He is charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment with violence and child abuse.

His defense attorney, Paul Pfingst, said on Thursday he advised Doshay’s parents – affluent community members (his father is a minority stake owner of the San Diego Padres) – to not attend Thursday’s hearing.

He said his client’s parents have received disturbing threats on social media since news of their son’s arrest broke.

“They are starting to come out of their shell, but it’s been a difficult time,” Pfingst said.

A prosecutor in court described Doshay’s family as being uncooperative in the case, though Pfingst says that’s not the case.

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