Thursday, October 11, 2018

Prosecutors: Man cut teen's throat with a box cutter for "taking up too much sidewalk"

Chevazz Campbell allegedly slashed the teen on this Roosevelt Road bridge. | Google; CPD
A man slashed a 17-year-old boy’s throat in the West Loop because the teen and his girlfriend were “taking up too much sidewalk,” according to court records.

Chevazz Campbell, the boy and a 16-year-old girl were walking in the 400 block of West Roosevelt around 7:15 p.m. last Friday when Campbell allegedly became enraged that the teens were walking side-by-side. After insisting that the couple was taking up too much space on the sidewalk, Campbell pulled out a box cutter and cut the boy’s throat, prosecutors said.

The victim was admitted to Stroger Hospital, according to court records.

Police found Campbell near the Roosevelt Red Line station a few minutes later and took him into custody. He was later identified by the girl in a photo line-up, police said.

Prosecutors charged Campbell, 29, with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Judge John Lyke ordered him to be held without bail.

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