FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Michael Mora stood in bond court Monday, accused of a trying to pull a young girl into his condo.
A 13-year-old-neighbor told investigators that it began as she pushed a shopping cart along the breeze way of her building. She said as she returned the cart, Mora struck up a conversation, motioning toward his apartment.
The victim went on to tell investigators that as she was walking down the hallway, Mora tried to grab her right wrist when she walked near the door to his apartment.
She continued saying he wasn’t able to hold her because she pulled away, so he just brushed her arm. She said she was afraid that he was going to pull her inside of his apartment. So she ran home to tell her mom.
“One would say, ‘Now why would a 25-year-old man try to put his hands on a 13-year-old young girl,'” asked bond court judge John “Jay” Hurley. “It’s not like she was about to fall off the edge of the balcony and he was reaching out to save her. She’s walking along minding her own business.”
Investigators said Mora resisted arrest, “that he wouldn’t come out side to speak to them and as officers tried to arrest him — he slammed the door in their faces.”
He’s charged with attempted kidnapping, battery on a law officer and resisting arrest.