Melbourne homeless man charged with kidnapping teenage girl from bus stop

Homeless man is accused of kidnapping a young girl from a bus stop – while being charged with drugs and firearms

  • The 20-year-old is accused of trying to kidnap a teenage girl in Melbourne, Vic
  • He reportedly tried to take the young girl at a bus stop before he was arrested by the police
  • Among more than a dozen indictments, some are related to ice cream and cannabis

A Melbourne man faces more than a dozen charges over an alleged attempt to kidnap a child.

Tyrone Abella, 20, was arrested Wednesday and charged with an incident in Frankston the day before when he was alleged to have tried to pick up a teenage girl from a bus stop.

Abella, who does not have a permanent address, is confronted Tuesday morning with an attempted kidnapping and attempted child theft.

He also faces three illegal charges, including one alleged by prosecutors to be an alleged sexual offense, and charges of possession of ice cream, cannabis and an imitation firearm.

Tyrone Abella, 20, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with an incident in Frankston the day before (stock image)

Other charges allege he stole a rental car and drove carelessly in Edithvale and Carrum Downs, where he was arrested.

He stood before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon via a video link from Frankston.

Abella wore a black and green sweater with a mask over his mouth and rested his head on a table during the hearing.

The court heard that he had a broken eye socket and neck injury that needed to be seen by a nurse.

He has an intellectual disability and may also be addicted to drugs, the court heard.

He is due to appear in court again on October 27.

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