UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000 and Medina has to undergo a mental-health evaluation, per Suffolk County DA.
State Police report arresting a man they say grabbed a 12-year-old's arm near the restrooms at Castle Island yesterday afternoon.
State Police say Wilfin Medina, 29, approached a family near the restrooms around 3:25 p.m. and made "bizarre and non-sensical statement." The boy's mother asked him to leave, but instead, he grabbed the boy's arm, they say.
he woman then pushed the man away and told him not to touch her son. The man then walked away in the direction of a nearby playground.
A short time after responding, a Trooper located a man matching the description of the suspect. The man had a large rock in his hand when the Trooper approached him and claimed to know the woman and boy he had accosted. The suspect was placed into a cruiser, and the woman positively identified him.
Medina was charged with assault and battery, breach of the peace and attempt to commit a crime, State Police say.