OP man arrested after offering student a ride

Second luring incident involving OPRF students

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

In the second case of child-luring in two days, River Forest police arrested a 31-year-old Oak Park man and charged him with disorderly conduct after a female student told them he had followed her through a 7-Eleven in the 7300 block of Division Street and then repeatedly offered her a ride to school in his car, the morning of Oct. 8.

According to the police report, after seeing the man in the convenience store, the victim recognized him when he drove up behind her in a silver vehicle and repeatedly asked her to get into his car. The victim was alarmed by events and called police. She was able to give officers a detailed description of the man. Police arrested him the following day around 10:30 a.m. when he returned to the same 7-Eleven. He told officers he had attempted to give a female student a ride the previous day.

Earlier in the week, an Oak Park student told police a man in a pickup had approached her on Oct. 9 as she walked to school and demanded she get into his car near Kenilworth Avenue and Lake Street. She refused and when she called police, the offender sped off.

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MattCordtwist from IslandDweller  

Posted: October 16th, 2013 11:50 AM

Attempted Abduction as abduction never occurred but Disorderly Conduct??

Violet Aura  

Posted: October 15th, 2013 8:36 PM

I can't help but feel that someone read what I wrote and did not charge him with abduction. Good. I never said it was appropriate for a grown-ass man to follow a female in a car but calling it attempted abduction does real instances of that serious crime a disservice.

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