Here’s what happens in Obama’s hometown. But this dude wasn’t going to allow himself to be the victim. The thugs quickly realized that they had attacked the wrong guy.
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Two men have been charged in connection with a stabbing and robbery of a tourist late Saturday near Oak Street Beach in the Gold Coast.
Noe Mondragon, 22, is charged with aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon, and armed robbery; and 18-year-old Luis Salgado-Camargo faces two felony counts of armed robbery, according to Chicago Police.
McCarthy says the two attackers approached him, one holding a knife and demanded his phone and wallet, which he gave them. When he saw his girlfriend being roughed up by the third attacker, the adrenaline kicked in.
He says he got the man off his girlfriend, but was attacked by the others – stabbed in the shoulder, punched in the face.
McCarthy was able to get the knife and the three ran away. The suspects got away with his wallet and passport and Lerner’s credit cards, but she says she feared the worst.
Police arrived moments later and medical staff bandaged McCarthy’s wound.
McCarthy, a former member of the Royal Air Force, started searching the beach for his belongings. With an app he found his iPhone, then one of the attackers!
“I just sprinted after and just got him and dragged him over to the road here,” he said.
“He literally jumped on him, dragged him up to the pathway, put his arms around his back, then the cops drive up really fast cuff him and put him in,” said Lerner.
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