People are terrifying.
A surveillance video of a mom fighting off a man who attempted to kidnap her daughter is making its way around the Internet, and it will send shivers down your spine.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning (June 7) at the Dollar General Store in Hernando, Florida. A mother and her 13-year-old daughter were shopping when 30-year-old Craig Bonello grabbed the girl and started dragging her out of the store.
The clip shows the girl kicking and screaming as Bonello attempts to abduct her, but it’s her mother who really saves the day. The mom quickly sprung into action, chasing after Bonello and eventually jumping on top of her daughter to save her.
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Woman Fights Off Man Who Tries To Kidnap Her Daughter – blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, just before 11:45 am, surveillance from a #DollarGeneral Store in Hernando, FL caught #CraigBonello, 30, attempt to kidnap a 13 year old girl. The footage shows Bonello pushing a shopping cart before eventually deciding to grab the girl and drag her down the aisles by her hair/clothing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The girl’s mother sprung into action, fighting off the would-be-kidnapper. The entire time the girl fights back and her mom runs after, hanging on to her and eventually lays on top of her to save her. What you can’t hear from the surveillance footage are the screams from the girl, her mother and store manager. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The store manager called out for help from off-duty police officer Deputy #JonathanBehnen, who happened to be outside of the store. The attack, which lasted about 20-30 seconds, came to a halt as Bonello attempted to escape and Behnen blocked him with his vehicle and arrested him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bonello has had several brushes with the law, including trespassing and attacking an officer. He’s not a registered sex offender and it's unclear why he went after the girl. Thankfully her mother’s quick response stopped him before he could get away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have to be pretty bold (or pretty stupid) to attempt to kidnap a teen right in front of her mother in broad daylight.
A local Florida outlet reports the video is muted and you can’t hear the screaming that was coming from the mom, daughter and store manager. (It was the store manager who shouted to off-duty Deputy Jonathan Behnen–who was standing outside the store–to detain Bonello.)
Citrus County has Bonello in custody. He faces child abuse and kidnapping charges. Watch the chilling events unfold in the clip above.