A convicted sex offender snatched an 11-year-old girl off a Queens street early Saturday — and then mocked one of the Good Samaritans who foiled the alleged abduction. “Who are you, a superhero?” #ReylinEstrada
spat at the brave bystander who began screaming at him from a window as a bat-wielding Estrada allegedly tried to stuff the panicked child into a car. “She was screaming, ‘help!’ but it was very faint,” said #AlexanderSalas
, 45, who intervened during the terrifying 7:50 a.m. scene in Ridgewood. “I looked out, he literally had her sideways, and he was forcing her into his 2002 Honda Civic, he said. “I yelled out, ‘Who are you? What are you doing? Let her go, let her go!” said Salas.
He asked the girl if she knew the man. No! please, help me!” she cried out.
The girl was walking to weekend classes at IS 77, near Centre Street and Seneca Ave, when Estrada, 40, pulled up and tried to lure her inside, cops said.
The child bolted, but Estrada, who police sources say is a registered sex offender, somehow blocked her, authorities said.
Her screams got the attention of Centre Street residents Salas, and Edwin Gonzalez, 59. “You could see the fear in her face,” Gonzalez said.
Salas ran outside in his underwear and no shoes carrying his own bat, Gonzalez said. “Don’t worry, don’t move. He’s not going anywhere with you because I’m not going to let him go,” Salas reassured the girl in Spanish.
She was kicking and fighting,” Gonzalez said.
Estrada held down the helpless girl, swinging his bat back and forth, according to Gonzalez. “She was fearing for her life,” he said. “We just kept talking to him so he can focus on us and not the little girl so he wouldn’t hit her.” Estrada snapped at the pair, “You don’t know me. All these kids are illiterate around here. Everybody is cursing at me and making me feel cheap.” Once cops arrived, Estrada let go of his young victim, Gonzalez said. “They surrounded him,” he added. “You could see he was trying to get away.” Estrada, of Flushing, was charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.