A Wheatfield man is accused of trying to kidnap the six-year-old daughter of his Ward Road neighbors.

Sheriff's deputies allege that Salvatore Prezioso was taken into custody at his home and charged with second-degree attempted kidnapping.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a woman called 911 on Thursday and said she was woken up to find a man carrying her daughter down the outside steps of the residence. The caller told deputies that the girl was released after she began chasing the man, who she recognized as a neighbor.

Deputies said that the girl was checked out by EMTs and suffered some bruising and abrasions.

As for Prezioso, he was taken to the Niagara County jail, where bail was set at $50,000 cash.