The attempted child abduction involved a man who approached a seven-year-old boy who was playing in the area with a friend, when a man approached them.
According to the City of Park Ridge, in a press release titled “Park Ridge Police Investigate Possible Attempted Child Abduction,” the man grabbed the boy’s arm and
…stated that he had a gun and he was a murderer. The victim pulled away from the subject and sustained a minor scratch on his right arm. The victim stated that he ran from the subject and was chased a short distance at which point the subject fell to the ground, got up and ran in the opposite direction. The area was checked by police with negative results.
According to Park Ridge Police, the suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid-twenties, and 5’9″-6’00” in height. At the time of the incident, he was wearing blue shorts or pants, a gray shirt and a blue hat.
Those with information concerning the suspect and/or incident are asked to call the Park Ridge Police Department at 847-318-5252.
Additional details regarding this alleged child abduction attempt can be seen in the City of Park Ridge press release mentioned above, as well as the May 31 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police investigate attempted child abduction in Park Ridge.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.