Man tries to lure 12-year-old girl with Nintendo Switch in Brooklyn

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Friday, October 14, 2022
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BROOKLYN (WABC) -- A 12-year-old girl who was the victim of an attempted luring in Brooklyn last week is now terrified to leave the house, and her mom is consumed with guilt over what her daughter endured.

In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, the child's mother, speaking in Spanish on the phone, tells us her daughter has stayed home from school for several days.

And now, instead of walking, she takes the bus, which picks her up and drops her off at home.

Police say a man approached the girl and used a Nintendo Switch to try to lure her into a grey sedan around 2 p.m. Oct. 5

When she ran away, sources say the suspect chased her but she was able to get away.

The man spoke to her in Spanish, but on the phone he spoke in another language she did not recognize.

Her mother is consumed with guilt for allowing her daughter to go out with friends that day.

She says she thought her daughter was making a quick trip to the store. She didn't know she would be hanging out around the school.

Her daughter was with a friend who is also scared and has stayed home since the incident.

Police released an image of the suspect and are asking for the public's help tracking him down for questioning.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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