NYPD has made an arrest in a case in which a man recently attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl in Corona into his car while pleasuring himself behind the wheel.
After putting out a $2,500 reward, cops placed Eddie Rodriguez, 42, of St. Mark’s Avenue in Brooklyn under arrest on Thursday.
The Brownsville man was charged with stalking, luring to commit a crime and acting in a manner injurious to a child, NYPD said.
On May 6 at 6:30 p.m., law enforcement sources said, the victim was walking home along the residential block of Van Cleef Street near Saultell Avenue when a man in a Nissan Sentra engaged her in conversation.
Cops said the victim claimed the man was pleasuring himself while talking to her. At one point, he attempted to lure her into the car with him.
The girl ran home and reported the incident to the 110th Precinct.
On May 8, the 110th Precinct tweeted out information about the case and a photo of the suspect’s vehicle.