PHONE-CAM KID’S SNAP DECISION FOILS ‘KIDNAP’
William MacDonald, 59, of Passaic, was charged with attempting to lure a juvenile into a car, criminal restraint and simple assault after a 15 year old boy foiled an apparent abduction attempt when he pulled out his cell-phone camera and snapped photos of the man trying to lure him into a car and the vehicle's license plate. The teen gave the evidence to police who arrested MacDonald the next day. The teen was walking home at about 7 p.m. Tuesday when a MacDonald pulled up in a white older-model Ford. He offered to drive the boy to Passaic to look for girls and then started engaging in a sexually explicit conversation. The boy wanted nothing to do with the man but he kept following him. The boy then took the pictures and MacDonald got out of the car and grabbed the teen by the arm. The boy was able to break free. He ran onto a bus and rod to Paterson, where he called his brother on the cell phone. His brother picked him up and took him to police headquarters. MacDonald is being held in the Passaic County Jail on $25,000 bail.