Police arrested Roscoe Bradley Holyoake, 34, of Perth, Australia, on Friday.
Australia media reviews Holyoake is a well-liked disc jockey.
The toddler was holding his mom’s hand whereas they walked within the Castro neighborhood when Holyoake snatched the boy, San Francisco police say.
Holyoake ran for about half a block with the mom and a number of other bystanders in pursuit earlier than the bystanders grabbed and held him till police arrived.
Holyoake appeared briefly in courtroom Tuesday and was ordered to return Thursday to enter a plea.
His legal professional Steve Olmo instructed media exterior courtroom that Holyoake doesn’t have a prison document and was in San Francisco on enterprise.
Holyoake remained in San Francisco County Jail on $500,000 bail.