A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Attempted Child Abduction
On Saturday, March 3, at about 6:00 p.m., members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Hancock Drive and E. Wonder Lake Drive in unincorporated Wonder Lake for a complaint of attempted child abduction.
The driver and only occupant of the truck asked her if she had a lighter and presented her with a pack of cigarettes.
The girl continued to walk and at that time the man exited his truck and attempted to grab her.
She was able to escape his grasp and he drove away eastbound on Hancock Drive.
The man is described as possibly Hispanic, around 30-years-old, with facial hair driving a dark colored pickup truck.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at (815) 338-2144, McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP (7867), or the tip line email address; TipLine@co.mchenry.il.us.