CHICAGO — A man pretended to be an Uber driver to lure kids into his car Wednesday in Lincoln Park, police said.
At 1:15 p.m., the kids were outside for a break in the 600 block of West Drummond Place when a man in a black car stopped in the street, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man gestured for the kids to approach him and said, “I’m your Uber driver. Get in the car.”
The children went to a school staff member for help and the man drove off, police said.
The man was Middle Eastern, 30-40 years old and had black hair and bushy eyebrows, police said. He drove a dirty, older black minivan with a pink sticker attached to the windshield on the passenger’s side. The car was possibly a Chrysler Pacifica.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-744-8200.