ORLANDO — When her daughter came running and complaining that a man had tried to abduct her near their home on Friday afternoon, an Orlando mom was determined to make the man pay.
The woman and her 8-year-old daughter immediately got into her car to search for the man, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
After the girl identified the shirtless man who had bothered her walking along, the mom jumped to action.
With a large set of pliers in hand, she chased the man, later identified as 29-year-old Micah Jamal Green, into a RaceTrac convenience store.
Green sprinted into the store yelling, "She's gonna kill me, she's gonna kill me," according to an arrest affidavit filed in the case.
After the mom explained that he had tried to abduct her daughter, several people in the store, including a store employee, held Green until deputies arrived, according to the report.
The girl told authorities that she had been walking when Green approached, grabbed her shirt and tried to pull her with him. She managed to pull away from the man and run about 375 yards to her home, according to the report.
Green, who is homeless, said he had been walking in the area because his mother had told him to leave her home. He admitted that he had seen the little girl walking as he stood behind a tree to urinate, but said the girl had been looking at him strangely as if she was "aiming" at him, which he said meant that she did not look the way he expected a child to look, according to the report.
He said he had walked near the girl and she ran away after he passed her.
He also admitted that he had served more than a year in jail on a burglary charge, that he has had a cocaine problem and that he is bipolar. Records show that he has been arrested in Orange County several times on charges including loitering, panhandling and burglary.
Green was charged with kidnapping and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Orange County Jail.