NYPD Arrests Woman Who Tried to Walk Off With 2-Year-Old Girl

Police have arrested a woman who they say tried to walk off with a 2-year-old girl on a Brooklyn street before the child's mother stopped her.

The NYPD says 51-year-old Shao Qing Li was arrested Friday on a child endangerment charge.

Police say the Brooklyn woman had approached the young girl in the Bensonhurst neighborhood on May 28.

They say Li tapped the young girl on the shoulder while her mother was speaking with a neighbor and, without a word, gently guided her to start walking away. They didn't get far before the child's mother yelled for the woman to stop, and she did.

Li was in custody Friday night and couldn't be reached for comment. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.

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