CHICAGO (CBS) — An Elgin man was arrested on Sunday, after two girls came to the rescue of another during an attempted abduction.
Three girls – ages 11, 12, and 17 – told police they were on the 300 block of South McLean Boulevard, when a man tried to grab the 11-year-old girl and drag her behind a dumpster.
The two older girls came to her aid, and managed to get the 11-year-old girl away from her attacker. They ran away and called family members, who were able to find the man and subdue him when they arrived on the scene.
Police arrested 35-year-old Douglas Martinez, of Elgin. Martinez was charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping, child abduction, child luring, and unlawful restraint.
Martinez was being held pending a bond hearing on Tuesday.
The children were not injured.