Chicago — A man charged with attacking and robbing another man in Edgewater this week allegedly told the victim that he was on a mission to beat up 50 people that day. Those efforts were cut short when Chicago police arrested him a few minutes later.
The victim was walking to the Red Line around 6:55 a.m. Monday when a man approached him from behind in the 1400 block of West Granville. Prosecutors said the offender grabbed the victim’s backpack and spun him around.
He demanded the victim’s jacket, shoes, and backpack while punching him in the face, prosecutors said. After the victim fell to the ground, the robber went through his pockets, looking for valuables.
The attacker punched the victim in the face while he was down and struck the man six or seven times in all, according to prosecutors.
At some point, the attacker said he had to beat up 50 people on Monday, according to a CPD report.
Prosecutors said the robber ran away when a witness yelled at him. Police arrested Tyler Langston, 25, about two blocks away, and the victim identified him as the assailant.
Langston is charged with attempted robbery. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered him to pay a $1,000 deposit toward bail to get out of jail.
He was hospitalized for an unknown condition after being arrested. A CPD spokesperson said the department does not have a mugshot available for him.