Eleven teenagers brutally beat and robbed a 68-year-old man aboard a Red Line train near Argyle on Monday. Video of the attack emerged Friday in an original report by Matt Finn on Fox News.
No one is in custody for the attack because the victim could not identify the people who attacked him, Finn reported:
A police source told Fox that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office “wouldn’t touch” the case if the victim can’t identify those accused or is unable to cooperate.
When reached about prosecuting the case, state’s attorney’s office responded: “We are unable to comment.”
The video, which is posted on the Fox News site, shows a girl reaching into the victim’s pocket as he sleeps. But when he wakes up and confronts the girl, she beats him and drags him to the floor.
The man returns to his seat for a moment before a large group of apparent teenagers surrounds him. One male grabs the overhead bar, raises himself off the floor, and repeatedly kicks the victim in the face.
Other passengers are seen on the train car, but none intervened and only one is listed as a witness to the crime, according to Finn.
Police took a group of suspects into custody near the Argyle station shortly after the attack, but all were returned to their homes without being charged, Finn reported.