Dear COLlive and its readers,
Following that email you got last week about the Jewish ladies being chased by thugs in Crown Heights, I would like to share an incident that happened today.
At around 9:30 am this morning, an 8 year-old Jewish girl was on her way to school, walking on Troy Avenue between Lefferts Avenue and East New York.
A vehicle soon pulled up following her with the driver – an African American male – trying to lure her in get into the car.
How do I know all this? Because, Boruch Hashem, the girl was clever enough to run away from him and even smarter by coming to school and reporting about the incident to her Morah.
Police was immediately contacted to gather the information, and an official complaint is being filed; the police told the school they are very concerned.
A situation like this can get very ugly very fast.
Another girl was approached the same way about a week ago, and in Boro Park there were reportedly a few cases which ended bad, rachamana litzlan.
We must warn all parents of the dangers of sending children alone to school or anywhere.
Kids should walk in groups or with an adult and should be alerted about speaking to strangers (even Jews I would add).