EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Police arrested a man who tried to lure a minor in Manhattan, officials said Monday.
Around 7:49 a.m. on March 16, 41-year-old Chris Ambrose approached a 12-year-old girl along East 5th Street near Avenue C and asked her to accompany him to another location, according to authorities.
Another individual, who police described as a “good Samaritan,” intervened upon seeing what was happening, causing the suspect to leave. There were no injuries reported in connection to the incident.
Ambrose was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.
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