Officers arrived and spoke with the
employee. The employee was aware of the attempted child abduction in
Pekin and believed the suspect was currently in the store.
Responding officers had printed a copy of the article in the Pekin
Daily Times which contained a photograph of the suspect.
Officers made contact with the suspect and
contacted the Pekin Police Department. The Pekin police requested
that Lincoln officers detain the suspect, identified as Thomas
Anthony, of Iowa. Pekin Detectives came to Lincoln and interviewed
the suspect and took custody of the suspect.
There were no reports of any attempted
abductions in Lincoln.
[Text received; CHEIF KEN GREENSLATE,
LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT]