Clearwater, Florida -- A man had a brief conversation with a woman, attempted to kidnap her and was later arrested.
According to reports, on Monday night, August 12, a woman was outside her room at the Clarion Hotel when she had a brief conversation with a man later identified as Joshua Hockaday.
Two hours later, around midnight, the victim was sitting outside her room when Hockaday returned, placed his hand over her mouth and tried to drag her away.
Hockaday fled after the victim's screams alerted her son who ran outside.
After using hotel security footage to obtain Hockaday's picture, a search of the area began. Hockaday was arrested around 10:00 p.m on Tuesday.
Joshua Hockaday is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on charges of attempted kidnapping and violation of probation.