LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- Police said they have arrested a Leesburg man who is accused of luring a 9-year-old boy from a park twice since Friday.
Authorities have charged David Kyle, 56, with two counts of luring a child, false imprisonment and interference with custody.
According to police, the first incident happened Friday at Lake David Park in Groveland. Kyle allegedly started a conversation with the 9-year-old victim and convinced him to get in his car with him. The two went to Kyle's home on Conquistador Street in Leesburg, police said. The victim told investigators he waited in the car while Kyle went inside his house. Police said after that Kyle brought the boy back to the park.
Investigators said the second incident was on Saturday, also at Lake David Park. The suspect approached the same 9-year-old boy and again enticed him into getting in his car, according to police. Authorities said this time Kyle took the victim to one of the victim's friends' homes before dropping the boy off at his house. It's unclear if the two went anywhere else during the second incident, police said.
The boy's mother called police after he was dropped off at home. Kyle was caught when he showed up at the park by himself for a third time, police said. Investigators told WFTV they searched Kyle's home and vehicle for evidence and found a backpack that contained rope, scissors, duct tape and rags.
Kyle has a criminal history dating back to the 1970's and 1980's that includes kidnapping and luring a child. Detectives said he admitted to recently considering kidnapping again.
Authorities said they're concerned there are more victims and are asking anyone with more information contact the Groveland Police Department or the Lake County Sheriff's Office.