Brooklyn police are on the hunt after a child was nearly kidnapped right from his front stoop, as reported by New York Post.
Authorities say the incident happened at around 8 a.m. on Monday morning in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Surveillance cameras captured the whole thing. The clip was released by investigators in an attempt to garner leads as to the identity of the suspect. PIX11 reporter Myles Miller posted it on Twitter with the same intent, to drum up public interest and to help catch the suspect.
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) August 24, 2017
As you can see in the above video, the suspect can initially be seen walking by the house while holding a package. However, once he notices the 3-year-old sitting on his front stoop he makes an about face.
The man can be seen gesturing to the child, in an attempt to get the toddler to come to him. Thankfully, the boy does not comply and his mother comes out to check on him, confronting the suspect. That’s when the man flees on foot, without having captured his prey.
So far, New York City police have not announced any leads in their pursuit of the attempted child kidnapper. The would-be victim remains unidentified due to his young age.
If you have any information regarding the identity of the man in the video please contact the NYPD’s 66th precinct at 718-851-5611.
[Featured Image: Twitter]