Florida mom saves her daughter from crazy kidnapper in grocery store

A Florida mom became a hero on Tuesday when she saved her daughter from a crazy kidnapper while out grocery shopping. The above surveillance video posted by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office shows the Florida mother pummeling the would-be kidnapper and fighting with all her heart to save her 13-year old daughter.

The attacker, Craig Bonello, 30, eventually released the child when he couldn’t withstand the mother’s furious defense. As he was trying to flee, he ran into off-duty Deputy Jonathan Behnen who

Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

arrested him. In his written statement, Behnen said “In my ten years on the road I have never seen anything like this…He truly intended to abduct this child right in front of everyone in the store.”

The video on the Sheriff’s Office facebook page has since gone viral with over 3 million view. Although it’s scary to think that this crime happened in the middle of the day in a grocery store full of people, at least this scumbag is off the streets. He has been charged with kidnapping and child abuse with no bond. Here’s to hoping he spends the rest of his life in prison.

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