She reported that a stranger walked up to her outside P.S. 129 on Seventh Avenue around 8 a.m.
A warning from police Friday:
*STUDENT SAFETY TIP* Parents, when dropping your kids off at school, make sure you wait a few minutes and watch them actually walk inside— NYPD 109th Precinct (@NYPD109Pct) September 23, 2016
He reportedly asked her where her mother was, then told her he wanted to go with her and look for her mom.
She ran away and into the school, and the man then got onto a Q25 bus, police said.
Detectives quickly responded and spent several hours conducting interviews and canvassing the area.
Police eventually discovered that the man is married to the owner of the day care that the little girl goes to and apparently thought she needed help finding her mother.