Man accused of trying to abduct 7-year-old girl outside Florida store using a puppy

A Central Florida man was arrested on Sunday after he attempted to lure a 7-year-old girl into his motor home with a puppy, police said.

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Dale Collins, 63, allegedly approached the girl outside of a Publix supermarket in Haines City, near Lakeland. He asked her, "Where is your dad at?" and added she could see his puppy inside his camper, according to WFTS.

Adults noticed Collins talking to the girl, who was at the store for a fundraiser. Collins then fled, but officers stopped him on a highway, WFTS reported.

Collins, whose last known address was in New York, was charged with attempting to lure/entice a child under the age of 12, according to WFTS.

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