The recent attempted
abduction of an Orland Hills girl after she stepped off a school bus, and
was then attacked, is one among a handful of recent reports of creepy strangers and attempts to lure children into cars.
One happened in Tinley Park on Oct. 24. A man tried to lure students into his car by selling them dandelions. Earlier in the month, three men in a Toyota tried to lure a Flossmoor student after school.
This week, Chicago Heights school officials issued a warning to parents about a suspicious man lurking near Greenbriar School.
Attached to this article are ways to help your kids stay safe, and learn how to face a possible encounter, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Recent reports of attempted abductions:
- Attempted Abduction Left Girl Unable to Recognize Parents
- Man Tried to Lure Kids at Bus Stop with Dandelions: Police
- 3 Men Tried to Lure Student Into Van: Police
Other reports of suspicious activity:
- Condo Owners Stop Man With Burglary Tools, Cops Say
- String of Home Burglaries Hits Flossmoor Neighborhood
- Trench Coat Vandal Trashes Middle School
- Rash of Car Burglaries Prompts Police Warning
- Dozens of Windows Shot Out in Weekend Spree