East Garfield Park luring attempt triggers community alert

August 13, 2013 6:38:48 AM PDT
Chicago police issued a warning about a man who tried to lure a girl into his van in East Garfield Park.

The 13-year-old girl was leaving a store in the 2900-block of West Madison Street Monday afternoon when the man yelled out from a nearby white conversion van.

According to the community alert, the man asked her if she wanted some money and followed her for a time while she continued to walk home.

Once she arrived at home, the girl ran inside and alerted a family member.