SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The man accused of attempting to lure children into a vacant Schenectady home is now behind bars.
“She told me, ‘Mommy, there’s toys for sale, and the man on the bike told us to come and see them,’” Mary explained.
But the Hotalings fears grew when they learned of Lindley’s criminal history.
The 26-year old is on parole for an attempted robbery during which a school teacher was stabbed in the shoulder. At the sentencing, Lindley told the judge he could not have committed the stabbing because of his fear of knives.
Lindley claimed he was molested at knifepoint when he was a child.
Police said there were no toys found in the vacant home, but they did find a knife.