Police are looking for a male suspect who was wearing womens clothing when he allegedly tried to kidnap a toddler.
A mother was walking in the east alley of 4000 36th Street with her 2-year-old and 3-year-old sons at about 3.15 p.m. on Monday, police said.
“A male wearing what was described as women's clothing and a wig approached the family from behind, grabbed the 2-year-old by the arm and tried to pull him away from his mother,” said Lt. Andra Brown.
As the mother tried to pull the child towards her, the suspect told her in Spanish to let go of the boy, police said.
“The mother yelled for help and suspect released his grip on the child and ran away northbound in the alley and turned eastbound onto 3600 Polk Avenue,” said Lt. Brown.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male between 30-35 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds.
“The suspect was wearing a blue V-necked shirt with pink trim at the neck and buttons down the front, black pants and white tennis shoes,” said Lt. Brown. “The suspect's hair was described as an afro style that was "wild and unkempt", possibly a wig.”
The child’s mother described the suspect's attire as women's clothing.
The suspect had a vertical 1-inch scar above his right eyebrow and a very distinctive set of raised dots on his forehead in the pattern of an inverted chevron, police said.
“The dot pattern was between the hairline and eyebrows and formed a point near the bridge of his nose,” said Lt. Brown.