STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) — Police took an ice cream truck driver into custody on Sunday after he allegedly drove off with a 10-year-old girl in his truck, officials said.

Around 4:40 p.m., the girl’s mom called 911. She told police her daughter had reported being abducted.

Earlier in the day, the girl went to a deli at Forest Avenue and Harbor road, where she encountered a man who made her get into an ice cream truck, according to the preliminary investigation.

She was able to get out of the truck near Union Avenue and Richmond Terrace, about a mile away. The girl used a passerby’s cellphone to call her mother. Police canvassed the area and located the ice cream truck and the driver.

After an investigation, police said the 20-year-old ice cream truck driver encountered the girl on his ice cream route prior to the incident. He told them they were in communication and set the meeting up. The suspect said she told him she was of age.

He was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child, attempted assault and attempted sexual assault.

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