This creep thought his kidnapping attempt was going to be easy, but momma bear was sure to put an end to it… real quick!
Shocking video footage shows a 30-year-old man trying to kidnap a teenager by dragging her across the floor of a Dollar General store in Florida while her mother desperately tried to stop him.
Craig Bonello was seen shopping in the store when he suddenly grabbed the 13-year-old girl, who was shopping with her mother in Hernando just before noon on Tuesday.
Bonello, who was stopped outside the store by an off duty sheriff’s deputy, will be charged with kidnapping and child abuse.
Bonello appeared to be pushing a shopping cart loaded with goods when he circled around an aisle and suddenly grabbed the teenager, whose name is being withheld.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office credited the girl’s heroic mother, who followed Bonello and desperately tried to snatch her daughter in a ‘tug of war’, NBC reported.
According to WFAA, the mother eventually lay on top of the teen to prevent Bonello from dragging her out the store.
‘In my 10 years on the road I have never seen anything like this. He truly intended to abduct this child right in front of everyone in the store,’ Sergeant Craig Callahan said in a statement.