Man grabbed, tried to kiss student on her walk to school

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The Collier County Sheriff's Department arrested an 18-year-old man after he grabbed and tried to kiss a high school student.

The 18-year-old student was on her way to Lely High School in East Naples walking on Gilchrist Road when the incident happened. She said Edison Garcia-Delsid was walking toward her then grabbed her wrist and turned her toward him. He told her that he had been watching her and that he liked her.

The victim tried to get away but Garcia-Delsid tightened his grip before she finally got free for a second. He then grabbed her around the waist and tried to kiss her. She pushed him and got away, then reported the incident to school officials once she made it to campus.

Security footage at a nearby gas station showed Garcia-Delsid get out of his truck at around the time of the incident on Wednesday. Deputies found the truck at the same gas station the next morning where he admitted to the making contact with the victim.

He was arrested for false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery.

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