Police: Man Tried To Kidnap Girl On Lake Shore Drive

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl near Lake Shore Drive and Irving Park Road during the weekday morning rush earlier this month.

Around 7:20 a.m. Jan. 6, the girl was waiting for a Chicago Transit Authority bus in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive to go to school, when a man she didn’t know walked up.

After an exchange of “good mornings,” the girl realized the man had gotten behind her, police said. She stepped away, but the man asked if the girl wanted “to go to his apartment.”

When the bus arrived, the girl said no. She sat far away from the man, who also got on the bus, police said.

The man exited the bus at Addison Street, about three blocks south. The girl got off at Belmont Avenue and went to her school, where she reported the incident to staff and police.

The would-be kidnapper is described as an African-American male in his 60s, standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 140 to 160 pounds, with a light complexion, brown eyes, long black hair, and glasses with a brown frame.

The man was last seen wearing a brown jacket, brown pants, brown, heavy-rimmed glasses, and a brown hat with ear flaps, police said.

Anyone with information should call Belmont Area police detectives at (312) 744-8266.

  • I'm juss sayin'

    OMG…does NO ONE proof read these things? “Good morning” is usually said at 7AM not 7PM as the article states.

  • D.T.

    They don’t proof read these things because very few of them can read! A man had “gotten” behind her?! What the hell do they teach in Journalism school these days?? “How To Defend Liberal Politicians 101”, “Spinning The News For Left Leaning Meaning; For Beginners”, “Words For Good Grammar and Spellin’; A Prerequisite For News Stuff” ???!

  • Fed up

    I don’t know what article I’m juss sayin’ read, but the one above clearly says 7:30 am. Maybe he should learn to read before he complains about no one proof reading.

  • Patriot

    My love life is over. If asking someone if they want to come to your place is attempting to kidnap them whats left. He never touched her or tried to direct her or control the direction she was going. I suppose inviting some one to go church or to the zoo is also attempting to kidnap them. Over react, its the Chicago way. Ask Mayor Moron.

    • Vetus

      Sounds like, I was late for class and made up a story to me. Now some poor old guy is getting ready to be jumped by the po-po.

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  • From_the_Left

    Sayin’ and D.T. sound like idiotic republicans who can’t read. They’re always complaining about something. I’m surprised they took the time out though from complaining about the President not being a US citizen or complaining that the filthy rich aren’t getting enough tax cuts. Must of been of slow week for them.

  • From_the_Right

    “Must of been of slow week”. Not doing so well yourself in the grammar dept, From_the_Left.

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