Elmhurst Police Release More Details on Creepy Tow Truck Driver Stalking Teenage Girl

The Elmhurst police only released additional details after Patch requested the police report under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Credit: Banning-Beaumont Patch
Credit: Banning-Beaumont Patch
The Elmhurst police released additional details on an incident involving a tow truck driver stalking a teenage girl on First Street.

Police did not initially provide the 14-year-old's age—or even specify if she was a child or an adult.

The police also initially described the tow truck driver who stalked the teen as a "male Hispanic." The actual police report says he was "Asian/Filipino."

The report relates how the teen, her boyfriend and mother stopped by the police station on the evening of April 23, about seven hours after the 10:45 a.m. incident.

The teen told an officer "she was approached by an unknown male Asian/Filipino" about 30 years old, as she walked along First Street toward the YMCA, the report said.

The man had "black hair and was wearing a baseball cap, dark sunglasses, and (a) blue long-sleeved button-down shirt," the report said, and was driving a red flatbed tow truck with white lettering. The truck had a silver Cadillac on its bed, according to the report.

The man said to the teen, "Oh, you're so beautiful, do you need a ride?" according to the report, and she replied, "No," and kept walking.

The man drove by the teen a second time and honked his horn, police said.

Less than an hour later, while the teen was sitting on a bench outside a friend's home in the 200 block of Oak Street, the man drove by again, the report said.

"The suspect called to (the girl) from within the tow truck and said, 'You move so fast, I've been looking for you,'" according to the report.

The teen's boyfriend also apparently witnessed the harassment, as he seemingly was sitting with her on the bench when the tow truck driver made his last pass, according to the report. This witness corroborated the teen's statements and gave police a written account, according to the report.

The report said a sketch of the subject would be made but police later said it never was done.

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Faust May 07, 2014 at 04:30 PM
I'm looking forward to this sketch and I fully expect the Patch to post it. I'm also interested in seeing a picture of the 14-year olds "boyfriend", and would be interested in pointing out possible similarities. I suspect he does most of the talking.....to the police.


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