Police: Man arrested for attempting to lure 12-year-old girl into his car

The NYPD has taken a 36-year-old man into custody Tuesday night for allegedly trying to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car.
Police say on Monday afternoon, the young girl was walking near Linwood Street and Dumont Avenue in East New York when suspect Verlon Thomas, while in his car, offered her a free ride home.
According to officers, Thomas was allegedly touching himself during this interaction.
Thomas has been charged with luring a child to commit a felony.