Wednesday, November 09, 2016

KNIFE TO MEET YOU: Robbery Charge Filed Against Man Whose Victim Fought Back, Stabbing Him Repeatedly

An 18-year-old Chicago man is now charged with attempted robbery after his would-be victim stabbed him repeatedly during a counter-attack in Boystown last weekend, prosecutors said.

Douglas | Cook County Sheriff
Wesley Douglas received three stab wounds to his chest when the victim fought back against him and another unidentified accomplice, police said.

Cops caught up with Douglas around 6 a.m. Saturday when he boarded a southbound #36 Broadway bus at Cornelia and passengers called 911 to report a man bleeding profusely onboard.

An ambulance crew transported Douglas to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where doctors sewed him back up, and he spent time in the hospital's intensive care unit before being shipped off to Cook County Jail.

A judge set his bail at $100,000.

Douglas has no previous criminal record in Cook County, according to court records.
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18 comments:

  1. Whoa, no priors, that never happens. Slice to meet you Wes, now stay th hell out of Lakeview.

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    1. No priors in cook county. Probably moved here after seeing he can pretty much do whatever he wants without consequence. Unfortunately for him he tried to rob the wrong guy.

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    2. He's a cut above the rest.

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  2. passengers cal1ed 911. um, what was the drivers story or does cta have driver less technology??

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    1. The CTA driver's job is transport people safely. He may not have seen blood when the attacker got on, nor was the attacker threatening other people then.

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  3. Should have taken their time getting to him. One less dirt bag " youth" off the streets

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  4. Now he does and some stab wounds to go with it.

    #justice

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  5. I am glad he got some justice but furious we had to pay for his treatment. What did that cost us, 100k?

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  6. Crime is clearly not his talent, although now he has the street cred and scars to turn into a motivational speaker on the high school assembly circuit! #nextBenCarson

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  7. Any word about if the police went after the intended victim for knife possession or if they just told him 'knife job"? I always worry about being charged for defending myself.

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    1. Whether the victim had a knife or turned it on the attacker, it's clearly self-defense. I didn't know it was illegal to carry a knife, except on a plane and so forth.

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    2. In general you're going to be good on the actual use of force. This was pretty clearly defense of self or others against death, great bodily harm, or to prevent a forceable felony. Unless you're an aggressor, you're going to be immune to civil and criminal penalties for the actual defense. I suppose the city could go after the guy if he was carrying a knife larger than 2.5" but thats a joke of a charge, a motivated prosecutor could probably get a dangerous weapon charge through as well.

      If you really want to defend yourself, your safest (and most effective) option is to get a carry permit and buy a modern weapon chambered in a caliber CPD allows for police (9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP) loaded with modern self defense ammunition.

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    3. If you actually "worry" about being charged for defending yourself, isn't it time to re-examine where you live and what politicians you vote for? If you really "worry" about that basic right, why are you still living in Chicago?

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    4. Just say you took it off of bad guy. None will ever argue with you.

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    5. That was our thought as a family. We took the CCW class, bought the handgun, were careful at night - but in the end we sold the condo and moved overseas. You simply have to ask yourself if you want to live in an environment where you have to carry a weapon. We aren't liberals by any measure - but we're happier in a country without violent criminals lurking in good neighborhoods.

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    6. It depends on the knife. Switchblades are illegal and so are some other knife styles.

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  8. If only this is how every mugging would turn out.

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