Off-duty cop intervened in child luring near Disney II school, police say

George Condon (inset) is accused of luring two girls near the Disney II Magnet Elementary School. | CPD; Google

An off-duty Chicago detective intervened after a man tried to lure two girls as they walked from the Disney II Magnet Elementary School in the Irving Park neighborhood, police said.

Prosecutors said the girls were walking near the school in the 3900 block of North Hamlin around 7 p.m. May 23 when 53-year-old George Condon stepped out of an alley and approached them.

“I know the person who suppose to pick you up, so just come with me,” Condon allegedly told the girls. Both girls turned and ran away.

The off-duty officer, who was sitting in his car near Irving Park Road and Hamlin, intervened and held Condon for patrol officers, police said.

Prosecutors said the girls, who are from different families, do not know Condon and he did not have permission to take the victims anywhere.

Condon is charged with two felony counts of luring a child under age seventeen. Judge Michael Clancy released him on a recognizance bond.

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