Jogger attacked from behind, robbed in Grant Park; Charges filed

Update May 29, 2021: Judge Vincent Gaughan has found Marcus Lipscomb unfit for trial. The judge ordered Lipscomb into treatment from the Illinois Department of Human Services, according to court records.

A Chicago man is accused of attacking a woman from behind and robbing her as she jogged through Grant Park on Saturday afternoon.

Marcus Lipscomb, 24, is charged with one count of felony robbery in connection with the incident. Judge David Navarro set bail at $10,000.

Marcus Lipscomb | CPD

Lipscomb grabbed the 28-year-old woman by her neck from behind as she ran on the 1000 block of South Columbus Drive at 2:35 p.m., prosecutors said during a bond hearing Saturday.

The woman fought back and was able to get a full view of Lipscomb’s face because she pulled his face mask off during the struggle, according to details presented in court. The woman’s mask and earphones also fell out during the fight. Lipscomb allegedly stole those items and ran.

A police officer drove the woman around the area to look for the attacker. She spotted Lipscomb in an alley between State Street and Wabash Avenue in the Loop.

The officer detained Lipscomb, who was carrying the woman’s mask and headphones, prosecutors said. A witness also identified Lipscomb as the attacker.

Lipscomb will need to post a $1,000 deposit bond to get out of jail before trial.

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