Hyde Park kidnapping attempt triggers community alert

October 29, 2011 6:33:07 AM PDT
Chicago police have issued a community alert after they say a man tried to kidnap a teenage girl in the Hyde Park area.

According to police, the man asked the 15-year-old girl if she needed a ride at approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as she walked to school in the 5300-block of South Harper.

When the girl refused, police say the offender got out of his car and grabbed her.

The victim was able to escape.