A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnappings of two boys walking home from school in Brooklyn within a span of two days, authorities say.
Zhu Lin Shi, 68, of Brooklyn, is charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree menacing, according to police.
Cops say the would-be kidnapper first tried to abduct a 10-year-old boy in Borough Park on May 7, but the boy fought back. Two days later, he returned, this time in Sunset Park, trying to lure another boy away with him.
The NYPD says when the first boy refused to go with him to get ice cream, he grabbed the boy by his backpack and refused to let go. When the child tried to chomp down on his arm the man let go and ran off.
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Two days later, Lin Shi allegedly grabbed another 10-year-old boy by his arm and wouldn’t let the child go, authorities said. The child also put up a fight to get him to let go. Police say when the boy tried to kick him, he ran off.
Neither child was injured, officials said.