There was an attempted child luring incident in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood (South Side) on Monday morning, September 28,2015.
According to Chicago Police, the attempted child luring happened as a 15-year-old boy was waiting for a bus on the 6900 block of South Lawndale Avenue. At approximately 7:40 a.m., an unknown man driving a minivan pulled up to the boy and asked him if he wanted a ride.
The boy, who had been sitting on a curb, stood up, and then the driver replied “Never mind” and drove off.
According to the Chicago Police alert, the driver of the minivan is described as Hispanic, aged 35-45, with black hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white shirt and black “skull” hat.
An excerpt from the September 28, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man tried to lure boy into minivan in West Lawn“:
He was driving a blue Chrysler minivan, which was missing trim along the bottom of the driver-side sliding door. The rear license plate has a frame with yellow lettering and the words “Six Day Auto Sales,” police said.
Those with information concerning the man or the incident are asked to call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the September 28 Southwest Chicago post titled “CPD Alert: Man Tries to Lure Boy Into His Minivan Near 69th and Lawndale.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.