SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) – If you’re a parent then listen up, because NYPD detectives say a video clip they released Tuesday shows a child predator in action.
It happened at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the intersection of 116th Avenue and Lincoln Street in South Ozone Park, Queens.
A homeowner’s security camera picked up the SUV right after police say he lured a 12-year-old girl to hop inside.
Police say at the time, the victim was walking down the street with two of her girlfriends.
Nia Kelly, who lives nearby says, “I’m disgusted by that. As a mother, he would be in the dirt. I’m just saying that, he would be in the dirt for doing that to my child. I don’t even know how anyone would be able to sleep. I’m praying for her mother.”
Police say the predator drove to an undisclosed location nearby, exposed himself to the girl and then committed what’s detectives are calling a criminal sex act.
It’s at that point the girl hopped out and ran to a friend’s house and called 911.
The suspect is described as a brown skinned male in his twenties, standing about six feet tall, weighing about two hundred pounds, with black hair, brown eyes – and a scruffy beard.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white undershirt, red jacket, red sneakers, red and white baseball cap, and a silver chain hanging to his waist
Nigel Amarit, whose house is right in front of the crime scene says this is not a good sign for a neighborhood buzzing with other bad news of other kidnappings..
“No. I’m scared, because the bus stop is right here. It could happen again,” said Nigel.