ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Illinois man has been charged with attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from a Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.
An arrest affidavit shows Jason Mikel of Minooka is facing charges of kidnapping, battery and cannabis possession.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
He was arrested Sunday and remained in jail Monday.
According to the arrest affidavit, Mikel touched the girl on the shoulders in a locker area of the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride and told her to go outside where her mother was.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
The girl got scared and ran to her mother, who had lost sight of her daughter for a brief moment.
Television station WKMG reports that during a court hearing Monday an attorney with the local public defender’s office said the evidence doesn’t support a charge of kidnapping.MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
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