Stoners Jump Man Walking Home from Work
Cops say muggers were after 29-year-old man's backpack.
A 29-year-old man was jumped while walking home from work near Marion Avenue and 97th Street, reports said.
Oak Lawn police said the man noticed two young males in the alley between Ridgeland and Marion as he walked home around 11:37 p.m. March 15.
As he continued walking, he felt someone try to pull off his backpack. The man heard one of the young males said, “come here, motherf---er. “
When the man spun around, he recognized the would-be mugger from the alley, a male white in his early twenties wearing a gray hoody, black skull cap and black pants.
The mugger’s pal, a male black with very short hair, also in his early twenties, stood to the side laughing, police said.
As the man was pulled to the ground, he yelled at the mugger to get off him. During the struggle the man punched the young mugger twice in the face, as he tried to pull off the man’s backpack.
When the other young male started toward him, the man was able to run eastbound toward 97th Street. He took one look back and saw both men running westbound toward Ridgeland Avenue and then north until he lost sight of them.
The man refused medical treatment, noting that the men who jumped him smelled like burnt cannabis.
Police searched the area but couldn’t find them.