Boy Says Man Followed Him In Buffalo Grove

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (STMW) – Police are investigating after a 9-year-old boy reported that someone followed him to the park Thursday afternoon in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove.

The incident occurred at 3:35 p.m. at 530 Bernard Dr., the Alcott Center, when a tan 4-door vehicle followed the boy who was riding his bike, according to a release from police.

The boy said the vehicle followed him into the parking lot of the Alcott Center and then turned around and left, according to the release.

Police checked the area but did not find anything, according to the release.

In an separate incident last Friday night, a playground at the Alcott Center at the Bernard Drive address was destroyed when it was set on fire. The arson caused more than $100,000 damage.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Whitehead, D

    With all the fear stories in the media today, maybe this kid was just a bit paranoid.

    • Angela

      I am not too sure if that 9 year old sits and watches the news, if he thinks that someone was following him he is probably right…I am glad that he is safe and parents need to stop and discuss with their children on what to do in case this situation happens to them….better to be safe then sorry. Also we all need to be on alert, just because it is not our kids playing we should still stay vigilant and try to keep the crazies off the street.

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