KIDNAP SCARE (Girl runs from ghoul near Central Park)

An 8 year old girl who lives in a tony Upper West Side building was almost kidnapped when a man tried to lure her into his car.  The girl was standing in front of her building fronting Central Park around 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 1 W. 64th Street, when a man driving a white SUV pulled up and asked if she needed a ride.  When the girl refused several times, the man who is described as an olive-skinned white or Hispanic man, bald and in his 40s, insisted she hop inside.  The girl ran inside the building to tell the doorman sitting in the guardhouse about the man.  That's when the Chevy Blazer with Pennsylvania license plates sped off, heading up Central Park West before entering the park at 72nd Street near Strawberry Fields.

(New York)