Sunday Guilty Snicker

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The Chicago Sun-Times:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son robbed near North Side home

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was robbed Friday night across the street from his family’s North Side home, leaving him with a chipped tooth and fat lip, a source told the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed.

Zach Emanuel went outside to take a walk around 10 p.m. Friday and was jumped in the 4200 block of North Hermitage Avenue in Ravenswood, according to the source.

A mayoral spokeswoman confirmed Saturday that his son was hurt after he was attacked.

“Yesterday evening, Mayor Emanuel’s son Zach was assaulted in a robbery during which his phone was stolen,” Kelley Quinn said.  “He sustained injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip. The mayor’s focus is on his son’s well-being.”

Two people approached the teenager from behind as he was walking and talking on his cell phone, according to a police report that said one of them “placed his arm around the victim’s neck in a bear chokehold.” Then, the other attacker punched Zach Emanuel in the face, knocking him to the ground, the report said.

Accoridng to the police, the teenager dropped his phone, and his attackers took it, then patted him down and asked, “What else you got?”

Then, they forced him “to enter his security code to unlock the phone” and ran off.

Zach Emanuel was left with a chipped tooth and a fat lip, the source said.

According to the police report, he was treated by his “personal physician for a laceration and blunt-force trauma to the mouth/face.”

No weapon was involved, the source said.


My sympathies to Zach. That must have been traumatic.  I am glad he wasn’t seriously injured.

It is kind of amusing though.  If he had been mugged in a different part of town that would be one thing, but getting robbed and beaten across the street from the mayor’s home indicates the crime problem in Chicago is a long way from under control.

But wait!  There’s more!

According to a Chicago Police Department Crime Summary Map seen by MyFoxChicago, there have been 17 robberies in the same police district as Emanuel’s home between Nov. 20 and Dec. 13.

I know shit about that city but if he/she didn’t live in an official mansion I would think that the Mayor of Chicago would live in one of the best neighborhoods in town.  I would also expect his home to get 24/7 police protection as a routine matter.

So who were these brazen crooks?  The Sun-Times article doesn’t give any identifying information and the Fox article only says they were two men.  Was there a description?  I’m sure Zach caught a glimpse of at least one of them.  Maybe releasing a few details about the muggers would help catch them.

 

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18 Responses to Sunday Guilty Snicker

  1. votermom says:

    Just high spirited yutes.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Aren’t cell phones easy to track now ? Does he usually take walks at 10pm, even in a nice Chicago neighborhood ? Sorry, the mom of a teen boy, always the mom of a teen boy comes out on this one. I’m thinking drug deal gone wrong, or he traded the phone for some. He was talking on his cell phone, why did he have to punch in his security code if he was already ON his phone? So these thugs are just going to use his phone account now ?

  3. The Klown says:

    Fucking Raiders. When it doesn’t matter they start winning. All they are doing now is pissing away a top 2015 draft position.

  4. votermom says:

    There’s some Brit family movie that was just on tv “Nativity! ” with a young Martin Freeman (Bilbo)
    And now it’s Nativity! 2 with David Tennant (Dr. Who)

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  7. The Klown says:

    Everybody Loves Raymond “Marie’s Sculpture”:

  8. mothy6767 says:

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