Man tries to lure woman to car

April 7, 2008 5:12:53 PM PDT
A 31-year-old man is under arrest on Long Island for what police say was an attempt to lure a woman into his car.Police say the Jamaica, Queens, resident followed a 36-year-old woman in his car early yesterday morning as she walked through a Costco parking lot in North Lawrence.

They say he hounded her, asking her to get into the vehicle and displayed what the woman said looked like a black handgun. After several minutes, the 31-year-old drove off. But during that time the woman had written down the license plate number of his car.

Police say the woman notified Costco security employees. The man was arrested about 1 p.m. at his house. He is charged with attempted kidnapping and criminal use of a firearm. The gun has not been found.