Monday, July 21, 2014

BEAT DOWN: Daylight Battery Victim Seeks Help In COH

Wikipedia
A 20-year-old man who was jumped and beaten on Halsted Street at 9:30 this morning made his way into the Center on Halsted and collapsed onto a bathroom floor, according to a witness and Chicago Police. People in the Center dialed 911.

The victim, who was taken by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, reported that several people in their teens and early 20's were involved in the attack that is believed to have left the man with a broken jaw.

Chicago Police say the beating took place in broad daylight directly in front of the Whole Foods at 3640 N. Halsted.

A description of the main offender was given as male, black, in his 20's, with short hair, wearing glasses, no shirt, and red pants.

CPD battery case HX353895.

EDIT July 21 5:22PM - Corrected address of occurrence.
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26 comments:

  1. at least they called him an ambulance...and by that i mean they didn't just say 'you're an ambulance'....

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    1. ...swings and drives one deep. Get up, get up, get outta here and gone. Anon takes this one yard!

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  2. He shouldn't have been walking down an alley drunk, late at night, wearing earbuds, and looking at his ph-- oh wait...

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    1. Sounds more like retribution than your typical late night mugging

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    2. "... at 9:30 this morning ..."

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    3. OK. I will rephrase that for you. Could be this 9:30 AM attack was probably retribution/payback rather than your typical late night mugging. Read the article again. Why would the victim go to COH rather than the police station across the street? I really don't think this was a random attack.

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    4. " Why would the victim go to COH rather than the police station across the street?"

      Because he had just been beaten up and had a broken jaw?

      Because the police station is not across the street, it's two blocks away on Addison?

      Because he didn't want to risk running into the people who beat him up again?

      Just tossing some ideas out.

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    5. Or he already has a warrant out for his arrest...or is out on bail.....any number of reasons for hiding in a bathroom

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  3. Where was security for Whole Foods and COH? Probably inside texting, which I I see them doing when I shop there.

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    1. The attack occurred outside so the guards from inside would have no more responsibility that anyone else to go out and become involved or otherwise intervene. They're under no obligation to intercede. If the guard chose, he could call 911 and alert authorities.
      Why didn't passing motorists, passers-by, or people who were inside shopping go out and intervene like I'm sure you would have?

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    2. I have a picture on my phone of one sleeping on a chair in there from 2007. I wondered why they needed a security guard in there when they were closed then figured it out. Let me go find that old Palm phone.

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    3. Like you have never texted or wasted time at work before ? Try looking into a mirror once in a while...

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    4. If you live in an area where your Whole Foods needs a security force, you've got more problems than whether they occasionally text a friend on a mobile device.

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    5. ARMED security, at that. First time shopping in a grocery store with an armed security guard.

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    6. And no atms....constant adjustments made for criminals

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  4. Nothing to see here, folks! Move along!

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  5. As the owner of this web site you have to run for ALDERMAN . Please. We have been left alone.

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  6. Makes me wonder if there's more shoplifting at this Whole Foods next to the CoH than there is in the WF in say, Schaumburg.

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    1. The main shoplifting going on are all of the "rich" people eating their way through all the samples and hot/cold food bar. I've seen people eating tons of stuff that the rest of us have to pay $8.49 per pound.

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    2. WF has armed guards -- you do that math. ;) But after looking at reports from the past-- the answer is pretty much yes.

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  7. "directly in front of Whole Foods" is for all practical purpose in front of the Center. Is there anything known about the victim...is he a neighborhood resident or a patron of the Center?

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    1. Should that make a difference? Being a patron of the center makes him no less a victim than if he was a local resident.

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    2. It makes a difference in that there are different dynamics. A crime is a crime, but a better understanding of what happened and why is important. Was it a random attack, or was the victim a particular target. Were all the parties involved patrons of the Center? Yes, it does make a difference to understand all the natures of the crimes being imported into this neighborhood. As we know gang activity is increasing. If this wasn't random then we should know if gang or gang-style activity is associated with the Center.

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  8. That armed security prevents you, the customer, from being proned out on the floor by an armed robbery crew. Lets commend Whole Foods and Taco Bell for providing real protection against armed threats to customers and employees.

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