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DePaul College Prep Student, 14, Escapes Man Who Tried To Kidnap Her Outside School, Police Say

The attempted kidnapping happened Monday evening at the Irving Park school, 3633 N. California Ave.

DePaul College Prep High School campus at 3633 N. California Ave.
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CHICAGO — A 14-year-old girl leaving DePaul College Prep in Irving Park escaped from a man who tried to kidnap her Monday, police said.

At 5 p.m., the girl was leaving the school at 3633 N. California Ave. when a man got out of the passenger side of a taxi and grabbed the girl’s jacket, according to a Chicago Police community alert.

“Hey,” the man said, and he tried to talk to the girl, police said.

The girl pulled away from the man and ran off and the man left, police said.

The man was white, 30-40 years old and 5-foot-8 with a medium build, police said. He had black, gray and white hair and had been inside a lime green Toyota Prius taxi.

Anyone with information about the attempted kidnapping was asked to call police at 312-744-8261.