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Retail clerks often are trained to deal with difficult customers. But no training could have prepared a few Best Buy workers for what they encountered Friday in the bathroom of a Jacksonville, Florida store. Quick thinking on their part, however, saved a nine-year-old girl's life -- and got her alleged attacker arrested, authorities said.

According to WTEV.com, a female customer was standing outside the store's restroom when she heard screams and cries. When she entered the bathroom, she heard "mumbling" from a stall and quickly notified store employees.

A Best Buy employee, who wasn't named, reportedly looked under the door of the handicapped stall and found a man holding a girl's head inside a toilet. The 29-year-old suspect, James Patrick Tadros, allegedly dropped the girl and she crawled into another stall, according to NBC Miami. The Best Buy employees also detained the man until police arrived. Tadros has been arrested on charges of attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. "They really are heroes. They saved this little girl's life," Sgt. Jay Farhat told WTEV.com.

The girl reportedly told authorities that she didn't know Tadros. She was shopping with her mother when Tadros lured her into the bathroom, NBC Miami reported. Tadros then allegedly kicked and punched her and put a plastic bag over her head and stuck her head inside the toilet. Authorities said there was "blood all over" the stall. "If store employees had not acted, it could have been a lot worse," Sgt. Jay Farhat told WTEV.com.

Neighbors told the news station that Tadros is developmentally disabled, but his motive for the attack was unclear.

 

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What a sick bastard. I hope he goes away for life.

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He'll get his just reward in prison.

 

Nobody respects a child molester, predator, or murderer in prison.

 

 

I would be surprised if he survives long.
 

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Salad tossing will be his last worry in the can.

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where was the mother? watch your children in the store and pay attention.  I hope they beat his butt.

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So they detained him and notified police? I don't mean to sound rude (it's wonderful that they saved the girl and captured the guy) but that's not heroism....that's the least anybody capable enough to do so should have done in that situation.

 

That being said, the mother should have been keeping a closer eye on her child.....I don't even have children but when I go to a store or anything with my nephews I know where they are at all times, and they both know better than to be lured anywhere by anyone (and yes, one of them is the same age as the girl in this story and would not be lured anywhere away from adults he knows and trusts in a public place).

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In this case, developmentally disabled must mean the neighbors don't ###### with him cuz he's crazy. "Lured ... bag over head ..." Sounds like he had a well developed plan.  They'll disable him in General Population.

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where was the mother? watch your children in the store and pay attention.  I hope they beat his butt.

 

she probably told her mom she is going to the bathroom and be right back.

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That's some kinky ###### right there... oh wait she's 9 never mind.

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I don't care much for Best Buy employees in general, but this one time they did good.

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I give the employees a week and they'll be fired for some dumb policy pertaining to this incident.

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I give the employees a week and they'll be fired for some dumb policy pertaining to this incident.

I see your week and raise it to a day! :D

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"Lured ... bag over head ..." Sounds like he had a well developed plan.

 

Whoah, we got ourselves an open and shut case - glad you were there with this well researched verdict.   Don't talk such nonsense.  A bag can be found anywhere, and luring doesn't imply a well developed plan!

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To make any joke is in poor taste and I hope that the girl recovers quickly. Biggest concern is the mental scarring she will have for the rest of her life. She is at the age that it will scar her. How bad is the unknown. 

 

I would have kicked his as* without hesitation.

 

More and more store employees are staying out of those situations because they are told not confront. Zero tolerance policies have prevented many employees to interfere. So I am glad they took action and it looks like Best Buy stood behind them. 

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