CHICAGO (CBS) — Police issued a community alert in the Morgan Park neighborhood, alleging a man tried to kidnap a group of children outside Morgan Park High School last week, but later reported the incident was a consensual pickup arranged by a relative.
The children were waiting for their ride at the corner of Chelsea and Church, behind the school, shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, when a man drove up and said, “your mom told me to come pick you guys up,” police said.
The children walked away and called police. A community alert issued late Sunday night called the incident an attempted kidnapping, but police cancelled the alert Monday afternoon.
“Further investigation revealed this was a consensual pickup arranged by a family member,” police said.