DELAND, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A DeLand man is behind bars for several charge, including attempted kidnapping, after he grabbed a 5-year-old boy at an apartment building late last night and tried to walk away from him, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office went on to say that family members intervened and the 5-year-old was not injured. The suspect, 26-year-old Aung Pyo, was still on scene (S. Spring Garden Avenue) when deputies arrived around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
The boy's mother told deputies that Pyo approached her son as he walked from their apartment to a picnic table, deputies report. Pyo grabbed him by the left arm and tried to walk away with him. The boy's uncle and his mom's boyfriend stepped in to protect him. The mom said Aung kep saying "I want your son."
Deputies say that the family told them that after a friend took the boy into the apartment building for safety, Aung ran to the door, attempted to get inside, and tried to coax the boy out. The boy's uncle again pulled Aung away.
The victim's mother told deputies that they have lived at the apartment complex for two years, don't know Aung, and had no previous contact with him.
Aung, who deputies say appeared to be intoxicated, was charged with attempted kidnapping, child abuse without great bodily harm, and burglary of an occupied structure. He was held without bond on Thursday morning at the Volusia County Branch Jail.