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Sheriff: Man tried abducting child in Wonder Lake

Sheriff’s officials said that a man tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl on Saturday near Wonder Lake.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was called at 6 p.m. to Hancock Drive and East Wonder Lake Drive in Wonder Lake for a report of an attempted child abduction.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and talked with a 13-year-old girl who said that as she was walking eastbound on Hancock Drive, a dark-colored pickup truck pulled up next to her. The driver, who was the only person inside of the truck, asked the girl if she had a lighter and held up a pack of cigarettes, authorities said.

The girl kept on walking and the man exited his truck and tried to grab her. “She was able to escape his grasp and he drove away eastbound on Hancock Drive,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

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The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office only released a vague description, describing the suspect as a male hispanic, around 30 years old with facial hair, driving a dark-colored pickup truck.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867. Tips can also be sent by email to