Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ZAPPED: Man Stun Guns Woman Who Won't Talk To Him

A woman who refused to talk to a stranger on the street found herself on the wrong end of that man’s stun gun early Wednesday morning. The suspect is in custody.

The victim told police that a man followed her and tried to strike up a conversation on Sheffield just north of Diversey shortly after 2 o’clock this morning. When she declined to engage the man, he took out a stun gun-equipped flashlight and zapped her.

Police searched the area for the suspect—described as a black man wearing a wool coat with an American flag on its left arm—and soon found him at the Diversey Brown Line station.

Charges are pending.
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9 comments:

  1. Assuming this woman was walking alone.....at 2AM.....what was she thinking??? I hope that she presses charges, shows up in court and gets an escort for any walks much past dark.

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    1. Maybe she was thinking that she should be able to walk in her neighborhood without fear of being stun gunned? That's a pretty reasonable thing to think and to expect.

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    2. It only took one post to blame the victim, wow.

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    3. Saying someone should take some personal responsibility, is not victim blaming. Did she deserve to be assaulted? No. Was she "asking for it"? No. Was she pretty stupid to assume that city streets are safe not only after dark, but at 2 AM? Yes. I drive for Uber, and one of the most common fares I get are women taking a ride that's usually under a mile to go home from either a friends house or a bar. I'm happy to provide the service, and I wait until they get inside their building before I leave. Those are the smart people. Just because one "thinks" they should be able to "walk in her neighborhood without fear of being stun gunned", does not make it a reality. People, not just women, need to be consciously aware that there are other humans out there that wish to do harm to them and the cover of darkness is where they are most comfortable doing it. THAT'S reality, no matter how unpleasant you think it is, no matter how much it upsets your warm and fuzzy narrative, and no matter how much you think people "have the right", it's reality. I hope this woman recovers fully both physically and psychologically and has learned from her mistake.

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  2. Messed up...

    Also last night around 11pm, my apartment faces a large alley between Oakdale and Wellington right near Clark. There's lots of apt buildings and parking back there. I woke up because I heard a girl screaming and I'm pretty sure she yelled for help. I ran to my window w/ my cell in hand ready to call 911 but I couldn't see anything. There were about 5 people down in the parking lot area looking for her, I think people came out of their homes to help. They were out there for about 5-10 minutes but didn't see anything and no cops showed up. Never had any issue with this alley before, wondering if anything was called in?

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    1. Yes, there were several calls about this. Officers responded but were unable to find the woman.

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    2. Call anyway. Don't just base it on IF you see something. Call on what you hear as well.

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    3. Terrifying! I hope she wasn't thrown in a car and kidnapped. Thanks for looking out and attempting to take a photo and/or call 911.

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  3. Oh My God!what did i just read?this man is crazy, maybe its because she ignored him?https://kovla.com/blog/25-ridiculous-thoughts-a-girl-thinks-if-a-guy-isn-t-answering-her-messages/ just like in this article!

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