A north suburban man who allegedly tried to abduct four young girls as they walked on the street Wednesday is being held on a $1 million bond.
Police say Lake Villa's Henry Wright, 29, was caught after he was involved in an accident leaving the area.
About 5 p.m. Wednesday, the girls, ages 4 to 8, were walking in the 39100 block of Welsh Lane in Beach Park when a man drove up in car and asked them if they wanted a ride, according to a statement from he Lake County Sheriff’s office.
The children said no and started to run, but the man chased them in his car until they got to the home of one of the girls, according to police. That girl’s mother was able to identify the car as a black Toyota Camry and was also able to get the license plate number, which she gave to police.
As officers were searching for the car, they were alerted to a hit-and-run accident at Wadsworth and Delany roads in which a black Camry was involved. Waukegan police arrested Wright at the accident scene and turned him over to sheriff’s officers.
He's charged with four counts of attempted aggravated kidnapping and four counts of child abduction.
Sheriff Mark Curran lauded the young girls for their quick thinking, saying in a statement: "I think the lessons of stranger danger are worth repeating."