A 31-year-old Oak Park man faces disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly told a young girl to get into his car about 8:10 a.m. Oct. 8, police said Friday.
According to a news release from River Forest police, a young girl reported Hamad Almarri, of the 600 block of South Harvey Avenue in Oak Park, approached the girl in the 7300 block of Division in a silver vehicle and demanded that she get into his car.
The juvenile victim was able to provide a detailed description of the offender and added that she had seen the subject in the 7-Eleven store at 1140 N. Harlem, just prior to the incident, police said.
Police found and arrested Almarri the next morning found the man at 7-Eleven about 10:30 a.m. Almarri told police he had tried to give the girl a ride to school.
In a statement, River Forest Deputy Police Chief James O’Shea said, “The victim should be praised for her courageous decision to not get into the offender’s vehicle and for her confidence to notify police. This was excellent police work done by officers who wanted to ensure safe passage for students and other pedestrians walking on the public streets in the Village of River Forest.”
Almarri was charged with one count of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct and has a November court date pending at the 4th District Maybrook Courthouse.