Chicago police are looking for a guy accused of abducting a 5-year-old.
Police in Chicago are looking for a man caught on video luring a 5-year-old girl with a promise of money before trying to take her by the hair.
Mother and daughter went out on a stroll with the weather being about perfect around the intersection of North Leclaire Avenue and West Fullerton Avenue at about noon.
Chicago Police Department said on Saturday that the incident began on Thursday, when the stranger began following them.
The man approached the mother, struck up a conversation, and then made a cash offer, though the exact amount was never specified, in return for the child.
When the suspect “attempted to grab/pull the kid by the hair towards him,” the mother intervened, but the attempt failed, according to the police report.
The mother and the daughter were able to get out of the precarious predicament they were in without suffering any injuries.
Suspect is a Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, 5’6″-5’7″ tall, 150-160 lbs., with blazing red hair and a scraggly beard. He wore a red hat, black shorts, and a black tee.