A 39-year-old man was arrested Shabbos afternoon at Chabad of the Five Towns after he allegedly lured the 7-year-old daughter of a fellow worshipper into his car.
According to police, Yan Kossa, 39, of Far Rockaway, approached the girl and asked her if she wanted to go outside with him. He then led the girl outside and put her inside his car.
CBS New York reports that Kossa then went back into the Chabad and told the girl’s father what he did.
The child was found safe inside the vehicle, which was parked down the street from the Chabad.
Kossa was charged with unlawful imprisonment in the second-degree and endangering the welfare of a child.