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Collier County man tries to lure child into a van

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Collier County man tries to lure child into a van

By Kelli Stegeman. CREATED Oct 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 20, 2013

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A boy is ok after a near-kidnapping in Collier County.

Deputies say a man offered a child drugs near Aaron Lutz Park in Golden Gate. When the boy refused, he tried to pull the boy into his van.

The boy got away and ran for help.

35-year-old Elidieu Duperme is now behind bars and charged with attempted false imprisonment of a child under 13.

Kelli Stegeman

Kelli Stegeman

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Kelli anchors the 10 p.m. weekend news.