The man tried to pull the girl several times in his direction just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday outside St. Brigid’s school in Westbury after Mass.
He is partially blind and believed to possibly have dementia, according his family.
The girl broke free and ran to her parents.
The Nassau County Police Department said no charges will be filed after his family came forward.
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