Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tribune: 4 charged in attack on CTA bus driver on South Side

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The youths then got on the bus and attacked the 26-year-old driver, hitting him in his head and body with their fists, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

A Grand Crossing District Tactical Unit was in the area and heard a call reporting a fight on the 71st Street bus and responded to the scene, Mirabelli said.

When the team arrived, they took two of the youths into custody. Two others fled the scene but were quickly caught, Mirabelli said.

A 43-year-old witness who was on the bus was able to identify all four of the culprits, who are 17 and 13 years of age, Mirabelli said.

Darius Love, 17, of the 700 block of East 90th Place, was charged with misdemeanor battery and one count of felony robbery, Mirabelli said. Anthony Williams, also 17 and of the 7200 block of South Evans Avenue, was charged with attempted robbery, he said.
I wonder what they were trying to do. Was this a robbery or did these troubled young men thought it was funny to assault a man doing his job?

According to this article the 13 year-olds weren't identified because they're juveniles. The two 17 year-olds are expected in bond court today. Also the CTA wasn't immediately able to comment on how these youths were able to shut down the bus or any further details about this crime! I would really be curious about how they know to shut the bus down!

1 comment:

  1. CTA wasn't immediately able to comment on how these youths were able to shut down the bus

    I find that rather suspicious. Is it possible that one of the youths has a friend or family member who is a disgruntled former employee?


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