Friday, July 10, 2015

HOPELESS ROMANTIC: Lakeview Man Threatened To Kill Ex's Boyfriend With Ax, Prosecutors Say

A Lakeview man is facing charges after he allegedly stormed into his ex-girlfriend's home and threatened to kill her new boyfriend with an ax. The accused just happened to have an ax with him, police say.

Joseph Kardasz, 29, of the 3100 block of Southport is charged with armed home invasion and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Police say Kardasz forced his way into the woman's home in the 1600 block of Wrightwood around 3:30AM on July 4th and said, "I'm going to kill [the new boyfriend] right in front of you!"

Prosecutors say Kardasz swung the small ax several times, striking the boyfriend on his hand and forearm, causing minor cuts and lacerations.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Kardasz's home on July 5, spending nearly six hours on-scene. According to the police report, Kardasz is an employee of the City of Chicago.
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18 comments:

  1. I am not a legal expert but wouldn't swinging an ax at someone as you scream about killing them constitute an attempted murder charge?

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  2. We need an axe ban.

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  3. I was just axeing him nicely.

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  4. I don't how care drunk or stupid you get......WHO does stuff like this? Talk about lack of self-control.

    "Kardasz is an employee of the City of Chicago." Not for long.

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    1. Don't be so sure, it takes a lot to get fired from public "service" jobs.

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    2. Joe and I served in the Marine Corps , where our jobs were in the infantry we've had our fair share of Fire fights where our job was to kill insurgents. So to explain an act of violence I say PTSD what I do know is I'll always stand behind Joe. Semper Fi, keep your head up Joe. And whoever the guy who was sleeping with Joe's gf your a low life.

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    3. What a douchebag answer. Maybe if Joe wouldn't have been abusive to his girlfriend than none of this would have happened. He should take responsibility for his own actions. He went with intent to harm..dressed in black and black gloves with an axe. He should be in jail. He's ruined peoples' lives and he goes on living without any responsibility for his actions, just like nothing happened. Hiding behind his nice rich attorney. He needs to be in jail period! His behavior has been anything but stellar since this has happened. She left for a reason...him. DONE.

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  5. Your headline (and the comments) is ridiculous and incredibly insensitive. Nothing about this is funny.

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  6. He is a former marine who has done multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He suffers from PTSD and is on meds for it. Not saying he wasn't wrong, but he's a veteran who needs help.

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    1. Why isn't the govt getting it to him?

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  7. Hmm, this guy lives right around the corner from me. I can see the entire block he lives on from my window. Interesting. If he is a veteran with PTSD, then the ball was dropped in his case something awful. I'm a veteran who dealt with PTSD myself and the system in Chicago for helping veterans can be rather Byzantine and porous; many vets get lost or fall through the gaps.

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  8. For those who are attempting to post names of the alleged victims in this incident, you can stop now. We do not post victims names under any circumstances.

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  9. What a ridiculous heartless headline. You should be fired. Peoples' lives were ruined that night. "Hopeless Romantic" my ass. Someone was almost killed.

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    1. If "minor cuts" classifies as almost killing a person, then this guy should still be in jail. We all don't know the entire truth behind everything. Judging from what some people have said, this guy isn't bad. He just made a mistake. Now he has to deal with it.

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  10. This is truly terrible to hear about Joe. I was a good friend of his in the Corps. We been through hell and back. You always counted on Joe to have your back. He saved many of our lives when we were in Iraq. I talked to him a while back and he told me about his PTSD. He also told me about how much he loved his GF and was planning on proposing to her. It's just wrong to see that this happened. She meant everything in the world to Joe. I wish I could of helped him out more. Semper Fi Joe. We all still care about you.

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  11. I'm a good friend of both Joe and his Ex. They're both in the wrong. Joe should of never done that. His Ex should have never cheated on him. This article makes Joe look bad. He would still be in jail if he hit the guy with an axe. Joe is a real good guy. They were a great couple together. All of us enjoyed and loved them both. It's sad to see that this had to happen. We care for the both of them.

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    1. Some would say that being charged with threatening people with an axe makes him look bad, but go ahead and blame the messenger.

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    2. Breaking in and threatening people with an axe......actions that define your character. His actions definitely make him look bad. He was good guy, emphasis on WAS, and now he will forever have his character tarnished.

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