Saturday, April 7, 2012

3 women injured in beating at South Side Burger King

This incident is utterly shameful. Shameful, shameful, shameful:
Police responded to a battery in progress at about 8 p.m. Friday at the Burger King, 28 E.87th St., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak, citing information from a police report.

According to the preliminary police report, the victims were ordering their food when a male told one of the women he was going to beat them if they didn't leave the restaurant.

When they didn't leave, a group of males and females they did not know ran toward the victims and began beating and kicking them before fleeing the scene, according to the preliminary report.

One of the victims, Michelle Pearson, 18, said she and her cousins, Markiesha Tyler, 19, and Sierra Montgomery, 20, went to the Burger King about 6 p.m. Friday to get dinner for their children and family.

Pearson said the altercation started when a female accused her of "looking at her." That female went outside but returned with a group of about 15 males and 5 females.

"I tried to talk to them but no one was listening," she said, thinking that someone in the group would be able to defuse the situation.

She said the group then cornered her and her cousins by a pop machine and started attacking them.

"They bashed our heads, stomped us, beat us, everything," Pearson said.

She described one of the attackers as at least 200 pounds. "I could feel her stomping me."

The police had someone in custody in connection with this incident:
According to police reports, officers canvassed the area Friday night with the victims, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested at 9:05 p.m. at another restaurant across the street.

That juvenile was charged with battery in the case and released to an adult, said Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.
I wish there will be a follow-up to this story a Twitter account was attached to this article for the reporter who is credited with this story. If you're on Twitter feel free to ask about a future update.

Also I would normally attribute the "looking at me" thing to males. The young men seem threatened by that although sometimes I have a theory that there isn't a man at home to teach them not to see everything as a threat. It's only a theory of mine, but ladies causing trouble over that same idea. This is really an awful story!

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