Man Caught Trying To Lure Girl Into Van

CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) — Police have caught a man who allegedly tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his van three different times.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say Ignacio Castrejon, 55, of the 2700 block of South Avers Avenue, had been trying to entice the girl into his Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan as she walked to school.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

It would happen when she was walking along Sawyer Avenue near 27th Street, in the Little Village neighborhood.

Police were told Tuesday about the previous incidents and set up a sting Wednesday in the area where the girl had seen the man. Sure enough, the van rolled by, and the driver approached the girl, rolled down the window, and said in Spanish: “Ven, ven,’’ which means “come, come.”

After the van pulled away, officers stopped Castrejon at 2711 S. Sawyer Ave., where he was arrested just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday The victim identified him and he was charged Wednesday afternoon.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • 5th Generation Chicano

    This guy is clearly a perv and needs to be locked up. But for Jeff suggest he get sent back to Mexico?
    First of all, how do you know he’s Mexican? Are you aware that there are immigrants from a plethora of spanish-speaking countries that live in the city?

    Second of all, how do you know that he’s an immigrant? Last time I checked, you can be bilingual AND have been born in the US.

    Lastly, even if he is an immigrant, how do you know he’s illegal?

    You should have been condeming this deplorable, despicable animal who preys on children for his atrocious actions.

    Instead, your tea-party, xenophobic ignorant mind latches on to “Send them all back to Mexico” anytime you read a crime-related article involiving a person with a spanish surname. Shame.

    • Spoon

      Jeff’s post was intended to get you to do, exactly what you did. We would call that ‘trolling’. Dont respond to it, report it, and move on. You’re giving the bully his way when you respond like this.

      • Jose

        Trolling? How about saying it like it is? Only an a$$hole would report it. That would be censorship. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Please respond.

    • T-MAC

      The police report forgot to mention that the van was really an ice cream truck…

  • JEFF

    That kind of stuff is legal in Mexico, you know what he was going to do.
    You got it right Cindy..

    • Cindy

      Strengthens the urgency for mass deportation!!

      • JEFF

        You go girl !!!!!

  • Anglo-Saxon

    Hilarious, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!

    • Anglo-Saxon

      Sorry about my laughter. Some a$$hole removed the comment I was laughing at.

  • Spanish: “Ven, ven,’’ which means “come, come.”

    ‘NOUGH SAID !!!

  • Tom

    I don’t get it. What does that mean?

  • I don’t get it. What does that mean?

    hey tom, when is the last time you heard the phrase”

    “Ven, ven,’’ which means “come, come.”

    Ok then, there u go –

    Enough Said –

  • JEFF

    quick picking on Tom , he can’t help it.

  • WhatHappened

    It seems there are comments missing from this message board. Ithink I smell censorship.

    • Mary Mitchell

      yes , they censored the black !
      but , I still have my buffoon
      opinion column with my huge
      uneducated following

    • WhatTheHell

      Yes, I also noticed alot of opinions have disappeared from this message board.Someone is trying to control the discussion. If you have reported an opinion, pleaase explain your sorry self!!!

  • Curious

    What the hell is this stupid Mexican’s immigration status?

    • Sarah

      That’s a good question. I also would like to know. Does anyone know if he was here illegally?

  • Southernman

    The Headline should read Man Caught with Bullet in the head by father of attempted abduction .

  • Mr. Justice

    I agree with Southernman, save the tax payers of Illinois over $45,000 per year for this perv. Don’t send him back to Mexico or wherever if he is illegal, he will just do the same to a child in that country. No, spend the 25 cents for the bullet.

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