CHICAGO — Three women, one armed with a pipe, attacked and carjacked a 61-year-old man in Chinatown on Tuesday evening. And it was all caught on video.
Thanks to the three women, the victim will be out of work for a while. It’s not easy to be a rideshare driver after people steal your ride.
Footage of the attack, shared by @CPD1617Scanner on Twitter, shows exactly what happened after the man parked his gray 2019 Toyota Camry in the 200 block of West 22nd Place around 5:30 p.m.
Moments after he walks away, the video shows two women chasing him back down the street. One of the women swats the man with a pipe while the other jogs behind them, smiling broadly.
A third woman joins the other two as they chase the man toward his car.
Once he falls to the ground, the feeding frenzy begins, with the women taking the man’s property as he lies 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.
That didn’t work. The video shows the car pulling into the street and driving away with the victim clinging to the hood. He falls off as the vehicle moves out of camera range.
If you see the man’s car, he’s hoping you’ll call 911 to report it. The plate number is BL51418, and the Chicago police case number is JG412511.