Man arrested for impersonating cop and abducting Long Island girl

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man who they claim impersonated a police officer and abducted a girl who was later able to fight him off and run away.

Police arrested Donald Cristiano, Jr., 46, of Bay Shore on two counts of kidnapping and other charges.

Two girls, ages 14 and 16, were walking west along Hebert Avenue in Lindenhurst on Wednesday at about 3:35 p.m. when they were approached by a man in an SUV who said he was a cop, according to police.

The girls told the man they were headed to the library and he allegedly offered to drive them.

Once in the library parking lot, police say that Cristiano told the older girl to get out and he drove away with the younger girl.

He allegedly drove to a nearby park and began to touch the teen. She was able to fight him off and run out of the vehicle, according to police.

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The girl went to a nearby house where the homeowner called 911.

Cristiano is expected to be arraigned on Friday.  It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.