A man accused of stalking two young siblings in Brooklyn was released from custody Monday after the children recanted their story, police confirmed.
The 8-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother are the children of an NYPD officer, and had earlier claimed that the man had stalked them for two days, police said.
On Monday, the man turned himself in to police to tell his side of the story. The children recanted their story and the man was released.
They said he followed them to their bus stop and also showed up twice at their home – at one point even asking the girl where she slept, police said.
Police confirmed that the story was indeed false.