Man Beaten and Robbed While Driving on East End
After picking up a man he knew, the victim was attacked inside his car.
A South Chicago Heights man picked up an acquaintence and was rewarded for his kindness with a punch in the head, according to the police report from a Jan. 6 incident.
The 43-year-old man told police he was driving north on East End Avenue near Main Street when a man he knows as "Black" flagged him down. The man stopped and let in Black, who he knows from parole classes, according to the report.
Black then hit the man in the head, took his phone and tried to take his keys before getting out of the vehicle and running north on East End, the man told police.
The man drove around the block looking for his attacker with no luck. Police were also unable to locate the offender, who was described as a 6-foot, 200-pound man in his mid-30s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans at the time of the incident.
Chicago Heights Fire Department personnel were at the scene but the man refused medical treatment.
Read last week's police stories on Chicago Heights Patch:
- Woman Uses Pregnancy Pants to Smuggle Steaks Out of Ultra Foods: Police
- Argument Over Change Leads to Gun Threats: Police Blotter
- Thief Swipes $7,000 in Jewelry from Vehicle
- Woman Slammed with Nearly $3,000 in Unpaid Tolls: Police Blotter
- Second Prison Escapee Arrested in Palos Hills
Police report information is provided by the Chicago Heights Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.