Man, 41, arrested in Hinsdale after apparent child luring, police say

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Jason Klostermann, 41, of Dolton (WLS)

A Dolton man was arrested after a report that he tried to lure a boy away Monday afternoon in west suburban Hinsdale, police said.

Jason Klostermann, 41, was charged Tuesday with aggravated resisting arrest in connection with the incident, which occurred near Pierce Park.

Hours before the attempted luring, Diana Villegas, speaking in Spanish, said her 8-year-old son saw Klostermann in front of their house in Hinsdale.

The boy - scared by his strange demeanor and behavior -- ran into the house to tell his mother. However, by the time she went out to investigate, Klostermann was gone.

Others reported similar stories.

The incident that sparked his arrest occurred at 4 p.m. when, police said, Klostermann approached one of the neighborhood boys walking his dog near Justina Street and Ravine Road.

"The stranger asked him for directions to a local train station then asked the boy to accompany him to show him how to get to the train station," said Bradley Bloom, Hinsdale's director of public safety.

The boy complied. They walked together for about two and a half blocks. However, as they went past Pierce Park, a neighbor noticed the stranger.

"She described him as being very uneasy when he was walking with him and knew something was out of place," Bloom said. "She immediately called for the boy to come and talk to her and he did."

The neighbor called 911 and Klostermann was arrested shortly after, but not before trying to fight officers, investigators said.

Police are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed Klostermann in the hours before the incident.

The incident is a good opportunity to talk to children about dangers of talking to strangers, police said.

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