Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teen charged in video recorded attack at downtown 'L' station

[VIDEO] This morning I had tweeted this particular story from the Tribune. The good thing is that the young man turned himself in. It appears that they still haven't found the victim who is believed to be homeless because just yesterday an alert was issued to all city police districts in the search for the victim.
Chicago police said that Scotty Strahan, 18, was the person who punched an unidentified man at the Chicago Avenue Red Line stop in April as his friends watched and laughed. Police said he turned himself in.

Police suspected that the victim, a slow-moving older-looking man with salt-and-pepper hair, may have been homeless. The video showed an assailant tapping the victim on the shoulder from behind and punching him in the face after he turned.

The video, apparently taken by one of the assailant's friends, was recently posted on, prompting the search for the attacker.

Strahan turned himself in to police at Belmont Area headquarters and was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, police said this morning.

Strahan, of the 8600 block of South Normal Avenue, was sentenced to probation earlier this year after he was cited for causing a traffic hazard, according to court records.
I should note that FOX Chicago had found him anyway. It may have been the first time Chicago news viewers were apprised of the "point em out, knock em out" game. Unbelievable, it's not fun and games anymore now is it?

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