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Man arrested in attempted kidnap

A man was arrested Friday night and charged with trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Estrada Javier Alonso, 23, was charged with attempted abduction and aggravated battery. He was being held Saturday at the Central Pasco Detention Center in Land O'Lakes in lieu of $6,000 bail.

According to the report, the girl was walking along Pinellas Avenue in Dade City about 8 p.m. Friday when Alonso pulled his car alongside her. He yelled at her to "get in the car," the report states. The girl refused. Alonso then allegedly reached out the window and grabbed at the girl's blouse, trying to pull her into the car.

The girl elbowed Alonso, broke free and ran home, screaming, according to the report. She told her mother and her mother phoned the sheriff's office. The girl's description of Alonso's 1979 four-door Chevrolet Caprice allowed deputies to find and arrest him.

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