Man behind bars for attempted kidnapping of Lake Peekskill girl

A man is behind bars Friday after admitting he tried to kidnap a 10-year-old Lake Peekskill girl.

According to police, the girl was getting off her school bus at Hollowbrook Road and Pine Street Monday when 20-year-old Dardan Haxhaj tried to abduct her. The girl kicked Haxhaj in the groin and ran away to her grandmother?s house, who then called police. Haxhaj was arrested a short time later.

Haxhaj, also of Lake Peekskill, was charged with attempted kidnapping. He is due back in court December 13.

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