Tuesday, June 03, 2014

KNUCKLE SANDWICH: Tackled Woman Fights Robber In Wrigleyville Overnight

Atta girl!
The man who tackled and robbed a woman in Wrigleyville overnight got a little going-away present from his victim: A fist to the face accented by the woman's spiked house keys.

Several callers reported hearing the woman's screams around 1:45 this morning as the man tackled her and ripped away her gray leather purse near Clark and Waveland.

Even though she was knocked out of her shoes by the force of the attack, the woman managed to fight the man off, giving him a swift punch to the face—with her house keys functioning as improvised brass knuckles.

The offender is described as male, Hispanic, about 5'4" tall, wearing a fedora, a light colored sweater around his neck, a v-neck t-shirt, and blue jeans. He may have scratches or other wounds on his face from the woman's defensive actions. Witnesses say he was last seen running northbound on Racine.

The woman's iPhone, wrapped in a purple case, was inside her purse.

Officers gave the victim a ride to her nearby home.

Police case number is HX287573.
Keyed fist image: Tim and Jenn's Journal
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  1. Next we will be hearing that the purse snatcher is pressing assault charges against the woman for contusions to his face.

    1. Why not? The entire area, residents and criminals alike, are always pushing buttons to prove some type of silly point.

  2. she defended and survived. A+

  3. Excellent defense skills shown here. That woman was prepared. But yeah, when you defend yourself, especially in Tunney's neighborhood, one runs the risk of being accused of discrimination, racism, sexism, and so forth. While I love (what's left of) my neighborhood, it is indeed a hotbed of liberalism in the sense that any criminal stands a good chance of getting off the hook by screaming the above - racism, sexism, etc. Oh, and don't complain, because as a taxpaying citizen you'll only hear a shrill voice from the "alderman" letting you know that you are "just one person."