Another random attack in Chicago for no reason.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Jun 22, 2012.


    Attacker Slashes Man’s Throat In Wrigleyville For No Apparent Reason
    June 20, 2012 9:34 PM

    CHICAGO (CBS) – It was an attack so vicious that the victim was left with a massive gash across his throat and it happened just blocks from Wrigley Field.

    Mike Puccinelli has the story of an unprovoked attack that has left its victim scarred physically and emotionally.

    Michael Schmidt was walking his dog west on Byron Street near Wayne Avenue late Sunday night, when he says he encountered a person he described as a sociopath.

    “An individual came up from behind, grabbed my chest with his left hand, took a 10-inch blade, slashed my throat from left to right,” Schmidt said. “He then took about ten steps back and just stood and watched me bleed.”

    A police community alert about the attack was released on Thursday morning. The alert included a sketch, and described the assailant as an African-American male around 30 years old, standing about 6 feet 1 inch tall with a dark complexion and an afro hairstyle.

    He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with black stripes and black shorts.

    After the stranger attacked him, Schmidt said he asked the man why he did it.

    “He never said one word. He stood there for about ten seconds, turned around, walked away,” said Schmidt.

    Schmidt said he believes his dog might have saved his life, by stepping in front of the attacker after the initial cut.

    Had his dog not been there, Schmidt believes the attacker might have killed him.

    “The look in his eyes, it was just … I will never forget it,” said Schmidt.

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  2. Only thing surprising in the story was that the animal attacked him alone. They usually hunt in packs.