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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – An Ormond Beach man is behind bars after deputies say he entered a home on Christmas Eve and grabbed an 11-year-old girl by the hand. Deputies say this happened after attempting to burglarize a second home nearby.
Steven M. Hasugulgum, 21, was arrested on Tuesday.
According to deputies, Hasugulgum was outside a home on Myrtle Jo Drive Tuesday evening when the 11-year-old victim opened the rear sliding glass door and stepped out.
“Hasugulgum approached her, put his finger to his lips and told her to ‘Shh,’ the Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspect then followed her into the house as she went back inside. That’s when deputies say he grabbed her hand and pulled her toward him.
“The girl’s father heard something, came to see what was happening and chased Hasugulgum from the house. Responding deputies and Ormond Beach police officers set up a perimeter, and a Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit began tracking for the suspect. The incident was captured on home surveillance video, which allowed deputies to see the suspect,” they said.