Man charged with trying to abduct child

Chicago Police arrested a man Monday who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl on her way to school last week.

Mister Pearson, 28, of the 500 block of East 36th Place, was charged with one count of attempted child abduction, Chicago Police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said.

The girl was walking to school at 8:20 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of West 82nd Street  when a man in a blue Ford sedan began following her and motioned for her to get inside the vehicle, police said.

The man rolled down his window and told the girl to get into his car. The girl ran to a nearby crossing guard who called police.

Pearson, however, does not match the description of the man who approached a 13-year-old under similar circumstances on Jan. 28, police said.

That incident involved a girl walking to school in the 3700 block of South Ellis Avenue. A man following her in a blue four-door car called out to her. When the girl did not respond, the man jumped out of his car, flashed a knife and grabbed her, but fled after the girl began screaming, police said.

The attacker is described as a black man in his early 20s, with a scar over his right eye that extends to the bridge of his nose, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and about 200 pounds.