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Riverview, Florida -- A 15-year-old is behind bars after deputies say he broke in to his neighbor's home and attempted to kidnap a woman's 5-year-old disabled son.

Franyeli Martinez said it's a miracle that all her son Adrian has on his back are a few bruises after the attempted abduction. Deputies say the teenager broke through the window of her Riverview apartment around 10 p.m. Friday.

Martinez was in her bathroom when she heard glass break.

"I thought someone may have moved glass. I called for him and heard crying and screaming," said Martinez.

She said she rushed to Adrian's room, where she saw a stranger holding the child. Martinez was able to grab her son away from the suspect, who then escaped. She ran for help.

Deputies arrested a 15-year-old, who Martinez found out was the boy who lived up stairs.

We went to his apartment, but no one answered.

"I have a 12-year-old. I live downstairs. What if that was me?" said Adriana Calleja, who lives next door to Martinez.

Now the community is on edge, wondering what drove the teen to do this.

Martinez said her son didn't need this; he's blind, bound to a wheelchair, and suffers from a dozen other diseases. She's just happy he's safe and sound for now.

The 15-year-old is facing charges of burglary, attempted kidnapping, and violation of probation.

Neighbors hope he'll also face eviction.

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