Queens teenager escapes attempted abduction, talks exclusively to PIX11

Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-26 19:02:10-05

QUEENS, NEW YORK (PIX11)–  “I have school but I don’t want to go cause I’m so nervous.” We are not showing the face of this frightened 13-year-old.  Police say she is the victim of what turned into an attempted abduction.  With her mother close by, she confirmed for us the surveillance photo cops put out is the man who tried to lure her from outside this Laundromat on Northern Boulevard and 102nd street. It happened around 7 o’clock Friday morning.  The girl was on her way to the subway to go to school, when the suspect approached her in a Cadillac Escalade and tried to talk to her.

The girl describes the conversation, “What did he say?” “He’s from Ecuador, he asked me questions.” “What kind of questions?” “Where I’m from, what’s my name, do I have number of cell phone,” she said. “He wanted your cell phone number?” “Yea.”

She had the good sense not to answer and walked away.  But then he got out of the car she says, and grabbed her by the arm. She broke free, and ran home.  Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 9, about 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark pants and a shirt with a blue collar.