A man who prosecutors say evaded police in August by placing two toddlers in the middle of a busy West Humboldt Park street was ordered held on $100,000 bail Saturday.
Prosecutors said Lance Harris, 25, was holding a 3-year-old’s hand and carrying a 2-year-old while walking along the 1200 block of North Pulaski Road on Aug. 19. When police officers recognized Harris and approached to arrest him on a warrant, he put the children in the street. As Harris escaped, the children were just 40 or so feet from a CTA bus and a dump truck on the arterial road.
The children apparently weren’t injured, and officers caught up to Harris on Thursday when he was arrested on two felony charges of child endangerment.
Harris was taken into custody at his apartment in the 4000 block of West Crystal Street, about a quarter-mile from where he left the toddlers in the roadway, according to court records. In addition to the child endangerment charges and two warrants, Harris is also accused of criminal trespassing, resisting a police officer and telephone harassment.