Man suspected of luring ladies into custody in Brooklyn, NYC along with his canines
BROOKLYN (WABC) – A man wanted for allegedly trying to lure young girls with his dogs in Brooklyn has been taken into police custody.
At least three incidents involving 25-year-old suspect Brandon Rodriguez were reported to authorities.
Authorities say he has two dogs, one husky and the other an unknown breed that is smaller than the husky.
The first incident was reported just before 8 a.m. on May 24 near Osborn Street and Pitkin Avenue.
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The suspect is said to have approached a 13-year-old girl and asked to photograph him with his dog.
Police say he then took her to an apartment building where he reportedly touched her inappropriately and refused to let her go.
He was leaving the scene when the victim’s friend called her.
The next incident was reported on May 25, just after 7:00 a.m. at 51 Christopher Avenue.
In this case, according to the police, the suspect asked a 12-year-old girl to take a picture of him with his dog.
But when he tried to lead her to an apartment building, the police said she got scared and ran away.
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The third incident was reported a little over an hour later near Watkins Street and Pitkin Avenue.
According to police, the suspect approached an 11-year-old girl and asked her to take a picture of him with his dog.
When he tried to lead her into a building, the victim became frightened and ran away.
Rodriguez is in custody in the 73rd precinct.
Rosemary Webb, Co-President of Child Lures Prevention, shared tips with parents on how to teach their children how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
“One thing we parents always tell their kids is that if someone asks you for help, an adult asks for help, they shouldn’t ask a child,” she said. “You should ask another adult and you are under no obligation to help them, especially when it comes to approaching a car door or window, or entering a building or remote area with the person it may be in.” could.” potentially unsafe. “
Click here for resources to help prevent children from being lured in.
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