Sketch released of man who tried to grab girl while she rode hoverboard outside her Lake Mary home

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LAKE MARY, Fla. — The Lake Mary Police Department released a composite sketch Thursday morning of a man they said tried to grab a 9-year-old girl while she was playing outside her home.

Police said they were called at about 6:45 p.m. Monday to the Bell Timacuan apartments near Rinehart Road and Timacuan Boulevard after the man grabbed the girl by the arm.

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Investigators said the girl's mother was putting away groceries in her apartment.

“She was playing on her hoverboard, minding her own business," said Zach Hudson, a police spokesman. “And she realized she was in trouble."

The girl told police the man tried to drag her behind the apartment buildings onto a sidewalk, but she screamed and ran away.

Police said the man also ran away.

He is believed to be in his 20s and is described as being 6 feet tall and having brown hair with blonde highlights.

He was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt and a black surgical mask. The girl also said he smelled of smoke.

VIDEO: Lake Mary police searching for man who grabbed girl while she played outside her home

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Lake Mary police at 407-585-1330.

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