A Chicago Heights woman may have been saved by the actions of her 6-year-old son after she was choked by the boy's father Sunday night.
The 25-year-old woman told police she was sleeping when her ex-boyfriend came to her home ringing the doorbell and knocking on the door. The woman's 6-year-old son opened the door for his father and, soon after, the woman woke up with the man's hands around her throat choking her, according to the report.
As the woman yelled "stop it," the son and his 3-year-old sister came into the room and screamed as well. The son called 911 and the man left residence.
The woman complained of pain to her neck but refused all medical treatment. Police had not found the woman's attacker at the time of the report.
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