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Wrigleyville Man's Throat Slashed in Random Attack(IL)
nbcchicago.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Phil Rogers and Lindsay Smith

Posted on 06/23/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT by marktwain

Michael Schmidt says he has no idea why a man he passed while walking his dog Sunday night turned around and attacked him.

"He came up behind, put his left arm over my chest, took his right arm, and slashed my throat from left to right," Schmidt explained.

The attack happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West Byron Street. As Schmidt gripped his throat, he said his attacker just stood there for several seconds, watching his victim bleed profusely.

"He just had this sneer on his face. I think he was amazed that I didn't drop to the ground," Schmidt said.

The Wrigleyville man sought help from a man at a bus stop at North Clark and West Byron streets. As they were calling 911, Schmidt said his attacker re-appeared. The man was standing in the middle of the street, looking at them with his knife in his hand. He then walked away.

Paramedics took Schmidt to a nearby hospital where the four-inch gash on his neck was treated with 40 stitches.

Schmidt later met with a police sketch artist who drew up a composite. He described his attacker as a black man about 30 years old who stood about 6 feet, 1 inch or 6 feet, 2 inches tall. The man was wearing a white T-shirt with black stripes and black shorts.

The incident, Schmidt said, has strengthened his views in opposition of Illinois' concealed carry laws.

"And now it's justified for us to be carrying weapons," Schmidt said. "If they are, so should we."

Police urge area residents to alert neighbors about the crime and not to walk alone if possible. They encourage people to stay in well-lit areas and call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about the weekend incident or the man in the sketch is asked to call police at 312-744-8261.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; il; knife
Sounds as though Chicago is a dangerous place.
1 posted on 06/23/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“They encourage people to stay in well-lit areas and call 911 if they see any suspicious “

Isn’t that what Zimmerman did?


2 posted on 06/23/2012 6:45:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Muslims love to do this in Israel, it makes their God happy.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: marktwain

Another of Obama’s sons getting busy.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: marktwain

Some members of an insane, totalitarian, murder cult use this m.o.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: marktwain
Interestingly sickening piece of propaganda here:

The incident, Schmidt said, has strengthened his views in opposition of Illinois' concealed carry laws.

He clearly is opposed to Illinois' laws AGAINST concealed carry, but that's not how it will read to the uninformed.

/spit on journolists...

6 posted on 06/23/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: marktwain

When seconds count..the police are only minutes away.


7 posted on 06/23/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

I thought Chicago had orders not to report these kinds of attacks?


8 posted on 06/23/2012 7:00:02 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: marktwain
white T-shirt with black stripes

Jail bird dress.

9 posted on 06/23/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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Michael Schmidt says he has no idea why a man he passed while walking his dog Sunday night turned around and attacked him.

Some guesses:

You are white and the attacker is black
You are white and the attacker is muslim
You are Jew/Christian and the attacker is muslim

10 posted on 06/23/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: marktwain

throat slashing now let’s see who does that??? oh yeah adherents of ROP


11 posted on 06/23/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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Here’s something close to the 1200 block of West Bryon St where this occurred.

1316 West BYRON Street, Chicago, IL - 1 day ago – Asking Price $799000. 4 beds; 2.1 baths; 3000 sqft; 1898 built; 0 days on site. Est Mtg Pymt. Active. 1316 West BYRON Street, Chicago, IL

http://www.estately.com/listings/info/1316-west-byron-street—1


12 posted on 06/23/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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“He described his attacker as a black man....”

I knew it.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: marktwain

TROP for sure; maybe one of Calypso Louie’s minions..


14 posted on 06/23/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: vladimir998

“One never know, do one?”


15 posted on 06/23/2012 7:51:49 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: presently no screen name; marktwain

white T-shirt with black stripes


When a Chicago referee makes a decision, you better accept it.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 7:57:14 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t happen in MY neighborhood...


17 posted on 06/23/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Hmmm. Was there a game that night?


18 posted on 06/23/2012 8:29:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: piytar

This is NBC

It is amazing that the man’s view on concealled carry got any mention at all considering he is pro concealled carry.


19 posted on 06/23/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: marktwain

O.J. Simpson said from his jail cell. The attacker made it all the way from Brentwood, Ca. to Chicago, Ill. this is proof that I didn’t do it.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 9:03:57 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: marktwain

Serious self-defense courses teach you to be aware of your surroundings and avoid close contact with strangers.

Being armed would not have been adequate in this situation.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 10:33:53 PM PDT by G Larry (There's no hope of a safe landing when you hire a suicidal pilot!)
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To: vladimir998
I knew it.

It was my first thought too. Am I just getting cynical about everything that happens these days?

23 posted on 06/24/2012 12:14:25 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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Whoa, $800k for a house where you can shake hands with your neighbor without going outside.

How did they even put the siding on those places?


24 posted on 06/24/2012 3:43:46 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Lol!That is life in the city! They pay dearly to be ‘close’. And you never who you will meet as you walk your dog.


25 posted on 06/24/2012 12:13:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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Lol!That is life in the city! They pay dearly to be ‘close’. And you never who you will meet as you walk your dog.


26 posted on 06/24/2012 12:14:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Right Wing Assault

Lol!That is life in the city! They pay dearly to be ‘close’. And you never who you will meet as you walk your dog.


27 posted on 06/24/2012 12:14:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: marktwain

This was another black on white ‘random’ attack.


28 posted on 06/24/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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