Illinois teens steal boy's candy, duct tape him to pole at public pool


HUNTLEY, Ill. (WTHR) – Police in Illinois are searching for two teenagers who they say duct taped a young boy to a pole and stole his candy at a suburban pool Monday.

The incident took place at around 1 p.m. at Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center in northwest Huntley, according to a statement from Huntley police.

A woman reported to police that her two sons, ages 6 and 8, were using the outdoor fitness equipment at the park area next to the water park when they were approached by two teenagers on bicycles.

The woman said one of the teenagers grabbed the 8-year-old boy’s wrist, took his candy and duct taped his wrist to a pole on the fitness equipment.

The teenagers then left and the 6-year-old boy asked for help from a park employee. The park employee cut the duct tape, releasing the boy and then contacted their mother.

The teenagers were described as wearing black shorts, and black and green t-shirts with “Fortnite” logos. They were last seen riding bikes towards Mill Street.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Huntley Park District.

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