CHICAGO — A man tried to trick a 12-year-old girl into getting into his car as she walked home from camp on the Southeast Side, police said.
At about 9:50 a.m. Aug. 2, the girl was walking with her younger brother in the 3700 block of East 115th Street when a man drove up, police said. The man tried to convince the girl he knew her parents and told her to get into his car.
That didn’t work, and the man got out of the car and tired to grab the girl, police said. She ran away, and the man nearly hit her with his car as she was fleeing. He then drove off.
The girl and her brother weren’t injured, police said.
The man was white, about 40 years old, wore glasses and possibly had a tattoo on the right side of his face, police said. He was driving a white minivan.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-747-8272.