Girl Choked Unconscious In Women's Restroom Of Chicago
Did nobody notice a man going into that women's restroom?
Or maybe somebody did notice, but thought the man identified as a female?
This transpired around 1:30 P.M.
From ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
8-year-old girl in choked unconscious in South Loop bathroom while mom in next stall, police say
CHICAGO (WLS) --A man is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant in Chicago's South Loop.
The girl was with her mother at the Jason's Deli in the 1200-block of South Canal Street on Saturday, police said. The girl and her mother were inside the restroom separated by stalls around 1:15 p.m.
Police say 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn walked in and targeted the girl, choking her and trying to lock her in a stall. The mother heard her daughter scream and grabbed her.
Police said other people in the deli helped hold the man until officers arrived.
"This is at a restaurant," said Crystal Anderson, Jason's Deli customer. "You want your kid to be able to go to a bathroom in a restaurant and feel safe and not be scared... and not worry about someone trying to abduct your kid."
"It saddens me," said customer Kimberly Brown. "I don't get why people do things like this. I really wish I could understand it, but I don't."
"You want to have the best world you can for your children," Anderson said. "And with people out here like that, you got to wonder what you can do to make it better."