Man accused of trying to kidnap teen in Bensenville

April 13, 2013 8:07:22 AM PDT
Bensenville Police have arrested a man they say tried to kidnap a 16-year-old Fenton High School student at knifepoint Friday morning.

They say 24-year-old Mario Anthony Booker walked up to the girl on her way to school. He allegedly displayed a pocket knife and grabbed her.

The girl managed to break away, run to the school and call 911. Police arrested Booker a short time later about a block away.

They say the victim identified him as the man who tried to attack her.

"It's very alarming because this is just a random act of a person intent on doing ill will to someone else, " said Bensenville Police Chief Frank Kosman.

Booker is from Chicago but works in Bensenville.

He is charged with four felonies including attempted aggravated kidnapping and is due in court for a bond hearing Saturday morning.