Would-be kidnapper foiled by heroes of a different sort


Firefighters may have saved the day once again — but in the most unlikely way.

Members of Ladder 52 on Henry Hudson Parkway foiled an alleged attempted kidnapping Wednesday of a 12-year-old girl, who was waiting for the bus nearby.

She was standing there when a man in a black SUV pulled up to her and tried to lure her inside, according to the New York Police Department.

The man never had a chance to touch her, however, because the girl ran to Ladder 52, where firefighters quickly listened to her story, and walked out to the parkway to investigate, according to reports. There, they found a 2008 Toyota Rav-4. As they approached it, however, the driver tried to speed off, only to slam into a parked school bus.

No one was hurt, however.

Still, despite some maneuvering by the firefighters to block the SUV’s path with their trucks, the alleged would-be kidnapper got away, police said, but not before those firefighters got a glimpse of his license plate number.

Police later arrested Jeremy Goldberg, 28, at his home in Scarsdale. He was charged with luring a child in order to commit a crime, reckless endangerment for taking off and hitting a school bus, and fleeing the scene of a crash.