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Riverview mom stops attempted kidnapping

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The window is replaced, but the shards of glass tell a tale of the nightmare Franyeli Martinez faced.

"Her son is her life its her whole world she would have just been devastated if she had not got there in time," Martinez said through a translator.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to Windermere Lake Drive in Riverview Friday night to investigate an attempted kidnapping.

Martinez said she heard glass shattering while showering.

Immediately her son's screams sent her into panic mode.

"Automatically I ran to see what was going on," said Martinez.

Inside her son Adrian's room she found a broken window and a teenager holding her five year old.

She said Adrian who is blind, disabled and can only say the word mom, screamed for her.

"He does not let anybody touch him or hug him even his own family everything is just his mom and that is all he knows," she said.

Finding her son in a stranger's arms Martinez froze.

"I was like who is this person taking my kid and why are there here," she said.

Deputies said that person was Bobby Mcquay.

He is only 15 years old and had just moved into the apartment above with his family.

Martinez struggled with Mcquay to rescue Adrian and prevailed.

"It just came from within her and she just took her son," the translator said.

Deputies searched for Mcquay, but did not find him. They say he returned to the scene and was stopped by deputies because he fit the description provided by Martinez. After an interview they arrested Mcquay for Burglary of an occupied dwelling and attempted kidnapping. Both are felony charges.

"He is lucky I didn't have anything in my hand to hit him with or knock him out. He would not have come out of here alive," said Martinez.

Mcquay could face additional charges, he was already on felony probation with an 8 P.M. curfew.

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