Surveillance video captured a terrifying scene inside a Florida convenient store where a man attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl, according to police.
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office released a portion of the surveillance video from inside the Dollar General in Hernando where the attempted abduction occurred.
The video shows 30-year-old Craig Bonello of Hernando, calmly pushing a shopping cart before grabbing the 13-year-old girl and attempting to drag her out of the Dollar General just before noon.
Bonello was taken into custody and is being charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of child abuse. For that reason, the 13-year-old victim’s identity has not be released.
Thanks to the courageous acts of both the child’s mother and an off-duty Deputy, Jonathan Behnen, the child was saved and no one suffered any serious injuries during the incident.
Police said Bonello has a criminal history, including trespassing, aggravated battery and other misdemeanors.