A 69-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested after allegedly attempting to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car, according to the NYPD.

Authorities say that Houshang Hakimi, who is homeless, was driving in an SUV in the vicinity of 49 Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria on March 5th. At about 4:15 p.m., he allegedly pulled alongside the unidentified victim and attempted to get her into his vehicle. She refused, according to police, and Hakimi reportedly fled when her babysitter arrived.

Hakimi was arrested yesterday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and failing to report a change of address as a registered sex offender.