BEWARE: Another attempted luring reported in Lakewood

Residents today reported to TLS about another attempted luring that occurred in Lakewood.

According to reports, at about 12:30 PM on Shabbos afternoon, a 5-year-old girl was sitting on her front steps of her home in the East End Avenue area, when two men in a pickup truck stopped and yelled at her to “get into the car.”

The child ran inside and told her parents, but the suspects fled.

The men were described as Hispanic, and driving a pickup truck with pictures of ice cream on it.

The incident comes after several similar incidents around town.

According to a P’sak from Rabbi Forscheimer, one who witnesses an attempted luring or abduction on Shabbos or Yom Tov, is to immediately phone police.

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  1. Where is the LCSW? Don’t they patrol on Shabbos? I know Lakewood has grown by leaps and bounds, but we should be able to recruit enough people to patrol and protect our precious children from predators.
    By the way, it’s Harav Yaakov Forchheimer shlita not Forscheimer.

  2. this Bubby has a better idea, 5 year old children should not be sitting on the stoop by themselves. Even if people patrol the streets they can not be doing that all the time and on every street in all of Lakewood, This is the parents responsibility.

  3. With all this going on how come the lsta is switching bus stops to unsafe areas so far from the houses. Little kids are going to be forced to walk alone

  4. Wew is right about busing. Ridiculous stops far far away from homes. 3 kids that live in the same home and going to the same school have 3 different stops nowhere near their home.

  5. I agree with wew. My daughter’s stop is only a block away, but it is not at a safe corner. Even though she’s in 5th grade, I would not feel comfortable leaving her there alone.

  6. Bubbie Zelda I happen to live in the area this happened in and know tha story first hand. The child was on the top stoop with the door open and her mother five feet away inside the house. I don’t think there are many people who have more than one child that can say they never leave a five year old out of sight. The child was being watched but the mother wasn’t visible to a passerby

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