Hillsborough County deputies make arrest in attempted kidnapping

BRANDON, Fla. - Hillsborough County deputies responded Friday night to a possible kidnapping at an apartment complex on Windermere Lake Drive.

A woman told deputies she was in the shower at her home on Windermere Lake Dr. when she heard a window break. She got out of the shower and saw a man holding her five-year-old, deputies said.

Franyeli Martinez-Rodriquez, 23, found a 15-year-old upstairs gripping her child. She was able to free her child from the teen's embrace after a brief struggle.

Once freeing her child, Rodriguez screamed and pushed the suspect, who went back out the window, according to Cristal Bermudez-Nunez, Hillsborough County Public Information Officer.

The teen ran from the scene. Deputies conducted a search for the suspect, but couldn't find him. 

He later returned to the scene where deputies arrested him.

The 15-year-old was on felony probation and had a curfew.

He is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, attempted kidnapping and violation of probation.

 

 

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