BROOKLYN - Two good Samaritans were honored today for helping police catch a man suspected of groping young girls in Park Slope.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly formally awarded a certificate to Lawrence Abdullah and Mahdi Whareed during a ceremony at One Police Plaza today.

Police say Abdullah and Whareed chased suspect Jesse Dailey after Dailey shoved a detective who was questioning him. Abdullah was able to snap a photograph of Dailey's driver's license.

Police say Dailey groped an 11-year-old girl last Monday. In September, Dailey was accused of rubbing up against one girl and squeezing the backside of another.

Dailey is now charged with sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.

Kelly says Abdullah and Whareed prove that everyone can do their part to keep kids safe.

"Their actions exemplify the courage and bravery that makes us all proud to be New Yorkers," Kelly said.