Police: 13-year-old girl grabbed, kissed by man in Wicker Park

Approximate location of the incident. | Multiplottr

A 13-year-old girl was targeted in an attempted child luring in Wicker Park, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

Detectives said a man yelled “excuse me” to the girl from his car on the 2000 block of West Schiller around 2:45 p.m. on March 1. He then parked the four-door black vehicle, got out, and approached the girl from behind.

The man grabbed the girl’s hand, kissed it, and would not let go as she tried to pull away, police said.

“Give me a chance,” the man said to the girl.

After the girl shouted that she is only 13, the man reportedly said, “Oh, well you’re really beautiful, wait, you’re not 13.”

The victim finally managed to pull away from the man, who got back into his vehicle and drove westbound on Schiller, according to the alert, which was issued on Sunday evening.

Police said the offender is black and 60- to 65-years-old. He wore a black and white jacket with blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8266 about cast JD-159757.

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