I am posting this here in order to urge people to act responsibly and for any parents, nannies and other caregivers to be extra cautious when out and about with their children.
On Friday, (6/15), a 4 year old girl was at the Lincoln Berkley Playground in Park Slope with her grandmother. While there, a man engaged her in a game of ball. As the grandmother became distracted and the child grew closer to him, he grabbed her and started to make his way out of the playground. The time was approximately 3pm. Luckily, the grandmother was able to scare him off.
Believe it or not, the grandmother did not report the incident to the police. Apparently the parents didn't either. As the story made it's way around the Slope, someone alerted the 78th precinct but there is not much they can do without a description of the man.
So, I urge anyone with information to contact the 78th precinct. Further, if you ever witness an abduction attempt, please exercise common sense and call the authorities to file a report. If you don't, you are putting other neighborhood children in grave danger.
NEW- Playground Warnings