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Deputies: Man Caught On Video Trying To Abduct Teen Girl In Citrus

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Citrus County Sheriff's Office
A Citrus County man has been taken into custody after surveillance video shows him trying to kidnap a girl inside a store.

A Citrus County man has been taken into custody after surveillance video shows him trying to kidnap a girl inside a store.

Citrus County deputies tell media outlets that 30-year-old Craig Bonello is facing charges of child abuse and kidnapping involving Tuesday's incident at a Dollar General Store in Hernando.

Investigators say video shows Bonello looking around before grabbing the 13-year-old girl and trying to drag her out of the store. The child's mother caught up to him and a tug of war ensued as the woman fought for her daughter.

The suspect finally let go of the girl and ran.

The store manager alerted an off-duty deputy outside the store as to what happened. That deputy then blocked Bonello's car and arrested him.

It's unclear if Bonello has an attorney.

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