Saturday, February 22, 2014

WRIGLEYVILLE: Woman Followed Home, Choked

A Wrigleyville woman was attacked by a man who followed her home from the Sheridan Red Line overnight.

According to the victim, the unknown offender continued to follow as she entered a multi-unit residence in the 3800 block of Sheffield around 2:40AM. There, he suddenly began choking her. The man fled when the victim screamed for help.

The attacker is described as a Hispanic man, 5'7" tall with a thin build, in his 20's. He wore a dark or possibly gray coat and may have had a buzz-style haircut.

Because the attacker did not say anything or go beyond choking the victim during the incident, his motives are unclear and the case is recorded as a simple battery in CPD case HX160302.
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12 comments:

  1. Sad when you can't make it 2 blocks from the El without being attacked. What are we supposed to do? Sprint from the Red Line to our destination? I suppose at least we'll all be in better shape.

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  2. If the City Council won't give us more police they could at least let us defend ourselves. Chicago won't even let us carry "bludgeons", and it's illegal to use pepper spray indoors. Criminals have no problems carrying these things or guns of course.

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  3. It's called a gun. 16 hours of training and you can carry one also. Even the odds.

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    1. Yup and would have been illegal to carry it on the CTA making it of no use to this women. Thanks Rahm.

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  4. I'm curious why any woman would think it's safe to walk home from the El at 2 a.m. I live two blocks from the Southport stop and I would never even think of walking home at that time of night. I'm a pretty tough woman but I am also sensible. What you WANT to do and what you SHOULD do are sometimes two totally different things. I'm really glad that victim is okay, but I'm even more relieved that she wasn't sexually assaulted or murdered.

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    1. There are those that believe that not letting this Red Line operate 24 hours would be a violation of some sort though.

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  5. Well, according to the police supt the department takes officers from low crime districts and sends them to the areas of high crime so they can catch the bad guys before they leave the hood and commit crimes in the slow districts. This was told to a gathering on the south side just this past week. I think he also handed out material that stated he had a bridge for sale . . . .

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  6. CWB, just read this article...What are your thoughts? And why hasn't this been reported in the Chicago media? http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/19/5419854/the-minority-report-this-computer-predicts-crime-but-is-it-racist W

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    1. The police department is setting itself up for a very expensive lawsuit that will cost the city untold tax dollars.

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  7. Why should a big payout bother anyone ? The puppet alderpersons just approved the mayors plan to borrow, what, a billion dollars ? That should cover it.

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  8. Rahm has made it totally clear that he does not have to take care of the north side neighborhoods because he feels he is unbeatable. So now he is concentrating in police on the west and south sides so he can buy their votes. Let's show him he's a one term mayor.

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