Mother fights attempted kidnapper, saves her daughter

A Florida mother fights off a man who she said was trying to kidnap her daughter, and it is all caught on video.

It happened Tuesday morning at a Dollar General store in Hernando, Florida.

Police said the man, Craig Bonello, grabbed the 13-year-old, dragging her down the store's aisles, WTSP reported.

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The mother fought to save her daughter, chasing Bonello off.

But he didn't get far, WTSP reported.

An off-duty deputy was sitting outside the store, who blocked Bonello's car and arrested him.

The sheriff's office posted the video to its Facebook page where it has been viewed 628,000 times.

WATCH:
The contents of this video may be disturbing. 
Sheriff’s Office officials have released a portion of the surveillance video from inside the Dollar General in Hernando where an attempted abduction occurred today before noon.  
Craig Bonello, 30, of Hernando, was taken into custody and will be charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of child abuse.  For that reason, the 13-year-old victim’s identity will not be released.  
Again, we are grateful for the courageous acts of both the child’s mother and off-duty Dep. Jonathan Behnen.  Thankfully, the child was saved and no one suffered any injuries during the incident.

Posted by Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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