Monday, September 10, 2007

Helluva Weekend

I had quite full dance card this weekend with a few surprises. Had a nice time putting up signage for the Boulevard Lakefront Tour on Saturday morning followed by an Obama BBQ in the afternoon. Met some friends at German American Fest in Lincoln Square in the eraly evening and then headed for home after a quick stop at the grocery store. Then the shit hit the fan.

As I was nearing my building between 5 and 7 guys charged out of the alley and started hitting me. I dropped my groceries and did my best to cover up I was kicked repeatedly for what seemed like an eternity but was actually just about a minute. A few people on the street yelled for police and my assailants ran down the El entrance for a quick escape. I imagine they chose the site of the attack because it offered such a convenient escape route.

The police arrived a few minutes later and I gave a description of the one guy I got a good look at. I fully expect that noone will ever be caught and nothing will ever come of this except the bruises on my legs and my swollen jaw. I have a few cuts on my head from hitting the sidewalk.

I spent most of the day on Sunday at Hines VA hospital waiting to have my injuries checked out. My arm hurt so bad that I feared it was broken. Turns out it is not but it still hurts like a sum-bitch.


Beth said...

God, how awful! Did they get your wallet or anything? I am so sorry to read about the horrible end to your Saturday.

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh! I really hope you are ok. That is completely crazy. Sorry to hear about it.

Michael K said...

They didn't steal anything or even try. "Gooning" is like a sport for thugs. They just want to kick the shit out of a random person and take off.

Michael J. Harrington said...

Michael, where exactly is this alley entrance where you were attacked? If is is a convenient attack and escape route for these goons, then neighbors and POLICE PATROLS need to keep an eye on it!

Sheesh said...

Michael - I hope you're okay!

prattpangs said...

glad you made it out alive! just last week someone was kicked in the leg while walking past Duke's bar and could have been worse as there were 4-5 others also congregating in that area (one was drinking a beer) Police report was made with a good description. From what the police told the victim, if you ever see the guy again, call police and he will be arrested.
Keep your ee out for this thug and maybe you will get justice.