Staten Island girl allegedly made up ice cream truck abduction story: police

An ice cream truck driver on Staten Island was arrested on Monday for allegedly luring a 10-year-old woman into his truck, cops mentioned.

Jonathan Castro, 20, allegedly picked the kid up at Harbor Highway and Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor on Sunday and took her for a experience, in accordance with police.

The woman initially informed her mother and father she had been kidnapped by the driving force. She then informed cops {that a} man grabbed her wrist as she was heading right into a deli close to Harbor Highway.

She mentioned she was capable of break away and flee the automobile lower than a mile away the place she used a passerby’s telephone to name her mom and report the alleged kidnapping, in accordance with the preliminary police account.

The mother and father instantly reported the incident to police and Castro was detained Sunday evening.

Nevertheless, cops mentioned Monday that the woman concocted the kidnapping story. Castro and the 10-year-old woman had been messaging forwards and backwards over social media and had deliberate to satisfy in individual.

The woman reportedly lied about her age to Castro, who informed police he believed the kid was older.

Castro was charged with endangering the welfare of a kid, tried sexual abuse and assault.

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