A Florida mother is being praised after she stopped a kidnapping suspect who allegedly grabbed the woman's 13-year-old daughter and tried to run out of a store Tuesday, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff's office was called about the attempted abduction at a Dollar General store in Hernando at 11:42 a.m., but an off-duty sheriff's deputy was outside the business and arrested Craig Bonello as he tried to flee in a vehicle, the sheriff's office said, NBC News reported.
Bonello, 30, of Hernando, allegedly grabbed the teen and tried to drag her out of the store, but the girl's mother caught up to him and freed her after a "tug of war," the sheriff's office said in a statement.
Detectives are still investigating why Bonello allegedly grabbed the girl, the sheriff's office said. No one was hurt in the incident, the sheriff's office said.