11-year-old fights off kidnapper at Flushing Meadows


An 11-year-old girl was almost the victim of a kidnapping, but her instincts saved her.

Police say that on Saturday, August 27 at about 5:45 p.m., the girl was inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, at 124-02 Roosevelt Avenue, watching a practice session in one of the courts with her family.

A male suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her wrist and demanded that she go with him or else he would hurt her.

The 11-year-old pulled her arm free and proceeded to kick the suspect, who then ran away.

Police gave the following description of the suspect: male, approximately 25-35 years of age, 200 lbs., 5’8″-5’11” tall, last seen wearing a red shirt with stripes, khaki shorts, sunglasses and a tattoo with words on his right wrist.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS  or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

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