The 7-year-old girl was walking near De Mar Drive and Cache River Circle in the Pocket Area around noon Monday when she was approached by a man, according to police.
The man allegedly asked her to "come here" and asked about the whereabouts of her parents. The little girl ran to her father who was nearby. The father then approached the stranger.
A brief confrontation ended when the stranger pulled out a gun and threatened the father, police said. The father left with his wife and child.
Sacramento police were called and eventually arrested Jamaal Price, 28, (pictured) who was armed. He was booked on suspicion of gun possession, brandishing a weapon and outstanding warrants.