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Man Tried To Lure Girl, 10, In Lincoln Park: ‘Can I Take You?’

The girl escaped by running to her elementary school.

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CHICAGO — A man tried to lure a 10-year-old girl Wednesday in Lincoln Park, police said.

At 9 a.m., the girl was walking in the 1600 block of North Orchard Street when the man came up to her from behind and said, “Hey, princess, where are you going? Can I take you?” according to a Chicago Police community alert.

The girl ignored the man and ran to her elementary school, police said. The man followed her but then left.

The man was black, 30-40 years old, had light facial hair and wore a black skull cap, red hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans with light brown Timberland boots, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.