A Fort Walton Beach man has been charged with false imprisonment of a child under the age of 13.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's department says 38-year-old Loren Preciado picked up a 7-year-old girl on her way to a bus stop yesterday.
The child says she got in his car thinking he was a relative.
Preciado drove around for a while then locked the car and told the girl to stay inside while he went in a convenience store.
He dropped the girl off later near a gas station where adults helped her call deputies.
Preciado was identified with the help of the convenience store's security camera.