Police: Man Dressed As Clown Tried To Lure Boy

Police are looking for a man who attempted to lure a young boy into his car Thursday evening in the Englewood neighborhood while donning a white mask with whiskers and clown makeup.

It happened about 6 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Stewart Avenue, an alert from Wentworth Area detectives said.

A black man, who was wearing a white mask with whiskers, a red clown nose and red clown paint around his mouth, attempted to lure a 12-year-old boy to his van, the alert said. The man got out of the van and motioned to the boy with his hand to come to him but the boy ran away instead.

The vehicle is described as a white Ford van. It was not clear what the man was wearing during the incident, the alert said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8380.

  • Rubbie

    It’s that time again!! The clown riding in the van tries to abduct a child. This must be the worst abductor because he’s never actually taken any children! Funny how people will snitch on a clown riding around in a van but won’t snitch on a shooter or a drive by even when it happens right in front of them.

  • IvCNuB4

    Why is it that when a black man is wearing white-face that’s not considered racist ? ;>)

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