The Evergreen Park Police Department put out a news alert Monday afternoon to residents clarifying their investigation into a reported suspicious vehicle alert involving a young girl in the village last week.
Police released a description of the man and asked anyone with details or information about the incident to contact them.
The next day the driver of the vehicle came into the station after he received the emergency alert on his phone, police said.
He explained to detectives that he was driving his GMC Yukon in the area at that time with his three children in the vehicle on their way to school. He then saw a boy who was a friend of his son standing on the corner.
He shouted to the boy, “Do you want a ride? Get in.” The boy in question refused and the man drove off, police said in a news alert. The man told police that he did not see any other children at the time he asked the boy if he wanted a ride.
After an investigation, detectives determined that the man was telling the truth and that "the incident has been determined to be unfounded."