One day after Chicago police announced that a 17-year-old girl had been charged with beating and carjacking a 62-year-old man in Chinatown, CPD says a 15-year-old is being charged with the crime, too.
Cops arrested the 15-year-old yesterday in the 1100 block of South Hamilton. That’s a revealing detail because the county’s juvenile justice center is on that block, suggesting that she may have other pending criminal matters.
Like the 17-year-old, prosecutors charged her with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon and aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60.
The victim, Danxin Shi, told media outlets that he lives on the block and works as a rideshare driver, a job made impossible since the thieves took his car.
Footage of the attack, shared by @CPD1617Scanner on Twitter, shows what happened after the man parked his gray 2019 Toyota Camry in the 200 block of West 22nd Place around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday.
In the video footage, two women are seen chasing the victim down the street after he walked away from his parked car. One of the women hit the man with a pipe while the other jogged behind them, smiling broadly.
A third woman joined the other two as they chased the man toward his car.
Once he fell, the feeding frenzy began, with the group taking the man’s property as he lay on his back beneath them. The one with the pipe gives him a swift kick before they run toward his car with the keys.
When the man tries to get to his feet, the pipe lady swoops in to swat him back to the ground.
He manages to get up before the women drive away with his car. The pipe woman gets back out to chase him around the car again. Then he stands in front of the vehicle, hoping they’ll have a change of heart or, at least, not drive away while a human being is standing in their path.