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Florida man with teddy and lotions 'tried to abduct teen'





  • Police say James Buchanan, 26, grabbed the girl as she was walking to school
  • He put his hand over her mouth but she bit down and screamed, police said
  • She called in a description to 911 and Buchanan was arrested soon after
  • He exited his car with his pants open - and had a teddy, creams and lotions
  • Police had to get a warrant to unclench his hand - and found a mark, they said

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 02:12 EST, 17 February 2017 | Updated: 04:54 EST, 17 February 2017

This is the terrifying moment police catch a Florida man who allegedly tried to abduct a 16-year-old girl, only to find him with a teddy bear, lotion and his fly down.

Jonathan Buchanan, 26, pulled up alongside the teen at 6am Thursday morning in Ponce Inlet, then grabbed her arm and buttocks and tried to pull her into her car until she fought back, police claim.

He was then pulled over a short time later, at which point police made the bizarre discoveries in his car, WESH reported.

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Arrested: Police footage shows James Buchanan exiting his car with his pants open Arrested: Police footage shows James Buchanan exiting his car with his pants open
'Kidnap': Cops say he tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl early Thursday morning 'Kidnap': Cops say he tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl early Thursday morning

Arrested: Police footage shows James Buchanan (left, and in mugshot right) exiting his car with his pants open. Cops say he tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl early Thursday morning

There was a teddy bear on the front seat and creams and lotions inside, police said.

The video shows the man looking awkward as he exits his vehicle, his pants fully open and hanging low. 

He adjusts them as he shuffles around the back of the vehicle at the officer's request. 

The girl was walking alone when Buchanan's silver Buick LeSabre pulled up alongside her and the man got out to ask her what she was doing, police chief Frank Fabrizio told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

'He grabbed her rear end and her hand,' the chief said, and then put his hand around her mouth as he tried to pull her into his car.

But the plucky teen fought back, biting down on his hand to free his grip, then screaming for help as she struggled, Fabrizio said.

Fumbling: Buchanan can be seen fumbling with his belt as police tell him to exist the vehicle. Inside the car they say they found a teddy bear, lotions and creams Fumbling: Buchanan can be seen fumbling with his belt as police tell him to exist the vehicle. Inside the car they say they found a teddy bear, lotions and creams

Fumbling: Buchanan can be seen fumbling with his belt as police tell him to exist the vehicle. Inside the car they say they found a teddy bear, lotions and creams

He is then alleged to have let go and sped off while the girl called a description through to 911.

Police apprehended Buchanan shortly afterward in the parking lot of an Aunt Catfish restaurant, WESH reported.

Fabrizio told the News-Journal that Buchanan was taken back to the police station but refused to unclench his fists so that investigators could look for bite marks.

They eventually managed to get a search warrant that allowed them to force the hands open. 

There was a mark on his hand that could have come from a tooth, they said.

Police said they don't know whether the suspect was looking for that girl specifically, or was just looking for anyone.

Buchanan was reported to police in 2015 for pleading a teenage girl walking home from the beach to have sex with him. He was not charged at that time, WESH said.

Perp walk: It's alleged that Buchanan  grabbed the teen but she fought back, biting his hand and calling in a 911 report as he fled. His hand had a mark, police said Perp walk: It's alleged that Buchanan  grabbed the teen but she fought back, biting his hand and calling in a 911 report as he fled. His hand had a mark, police said

Perp walk: It's alleged that Buchanan grabbed the teen but she fought back, biting his hand and calling in a 911 report as he fled. His hand had a mark, police said

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