Prosecutors have charged a 62-year-old man with randomly attacking two women with a bottle in downtown Chicago on Friday morning. They said he also punched two other people within 20 minutes.
Judge Charles Beach, noting the “randomness” of the alleged attacks, held Jerry Mosley in lieu of $150,000 bail during a bond hearing on Saturday afternoon. If Mosley posts 10% of the bail amount, he must go on electronic monitoring, Beach said.
Columbia College issued a safety bulletin to warn its community members about the attacks, which began when Mosely punched a Dunkin’ employee in the 600 block of South Wabash after the worker asked him to stop blocking the front door around 8:50 a.m., officials said.
Mosely walked away and, two minutes later, allegedly hit a 62-year-old woman in the head with a bottle as she walked on Harrison Street. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for bruising that she received in the attack, which was recorded by a Chicago police surveillance camera.
Moments after that, Mosely allegedly struck another woman with a bottle on Harrison Street. This time, the bottle broke, and the victim had to receive stitches, according to prosecutors.
Mosely made his way to the Jackson Blue Line station. There, he allegedly punched a woman in the face as she looked at her phone on the platform. Police arrested him a short time later.
He is charged with felony aggravated battery and three counts of misdemeanor battery.
His public defender said he served in the Navy during the 1980s and is currently homeless.