Florida Man Detained By Police After He Allegedly Tried To Kidnap A Child From Walmart

Authorities have detained a guy in Florida who they believe attempted to abduct a child on Friday at a Walmart store in Lehigh Acres.

Florida Man Detained By Police After He Allegedly Tried To Kidnap A Child From Walmart

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced that Pablo Pintueles Hernandez was charged with wrongful detention of a minor under the age of thirteen.

According to the police, Pintueles Hernandez took hold of a 4-year-old child and dragged him away from his family, but a relative stepped in right away.

“Deputies immediately reviewed the surveillance footage and confirmed an unknown man walked up to the child shopping with his family, grabbed his wrist, and forced him to go in his direction before a family member intervened and pulled the child back,” the Lee County Sheriff’s Office explained on Facebook, attaching the disturbing footage to its post.

“Through investigative techniques, detectives learned Pintueles Hernandez did grab the child’s wrist, pull him, and state ‘let’s go,’ restraining the child’s movement and directing him to walk with him,” police added.

About an hour after the attempted kidnapping, police showed up to Pintueles Hernandez’s home and took him into custody.

Sheriff Carmine Marceno described the incident in a statement as “incredibly disturbing.”

“I never want anyone in Lee County to feel unsafe, especially going on a simple shopping trip,” Marceno said. “My team will stop at NOTHING to ensure criminals like this face the consequences of their actions.”

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