Three teenage boys were arrested after trying to steal a 54-year-old man’s running vehicle Friday evening outside a Gold Coast hotel.
The man was unloading his vehicle at 7:14 p.m. outsidethe hotel in the 300 block of East Ohio whena 15-year-old boy walked up to him and sat in the driver’s seat, according to Chicago Police. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago is located in that block at 300 E. Ohio.
The boy tried to drive off, but the man jumped into the vehicle and called authorities, police said.
The 15-year-old and two other boys were taken into custody, police said. Charges against them were pending Saturday.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the suspects used another stolen vehicle in the attempted carjacking, and detectives were processing that vehicle Saturday morning.