Suspect arrested for trying to abduct pair of young boys
The creep who cops say tried to abduct a pair of 10-year-old boys in Brooklyn has been arrested, police said.
Zhu Lin Shi, 68, who did not speak English, strolled into the 72nd Precinct on Wednesday night, claiming that he saw himself on TV, police sources said. He was identified in a lineup and connected to the abductions, according to the sources.
The first incident happened on May 7, just after 3 p.m., when the 10-year-old boy was walking home from school in Borough Park.
Lin Shi approached the boy near the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 58th Street and asked him if he wanted any ice cream, police said.
The child said no and tried to get away — so the stranger grabbed him by his backpack and wouldn’t let him leave.
But the brave boy fought back, trying to bite Lin Shi until he released his grip, police said. The uninjured child ran to safety and reported the incident.
Two days later, around the same time, Lin Shi allegedly tried snatching a second 10-year-old boy less than a mile away in Sunset Park.
Again, the child was walking home from school — this time in the area of 7th Avenue and 53rd Street — when the man approached and grabbed his arm and wouldn’t let him leave, police said.
But the plucky victim kicked at the stranger until he was able to get free. The man fled, and the boy was not injured.
Lin Shi — who lives only blocks from both locations — was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child, unlawful imprisonment and menacing, cops said.
He has no prior arrests.
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