CHICAGO — One of three women charged with viciously beating and robbing a man who got into their car thinking it was his Uber is back in jail. Another man is accusing her of stealing his identification after offering him a ride outside a Gold Coast bar.
Nearly four years ago, in February 2020, prosecutors charged Jasmine Ross and two other Milwaukee-area women with severely beating and robbing a man as they drove him around Lincoln Park. The 24-year-old victim told police he got into the car because he thought it was his rideshare.
By sheer coincidence, two Chicago police officers on patrol in Lincoln Park discovered the women beating the man in the car’s back seat around 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Sedgwick, officials said.
Cops said they saw Ross and one of the other women going through the man’s pockets before the car sped away. After the women dumped the victim from the moving car, he was admitted to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a fractured nose, a fractured cheekbone, and cuts and bruises to his face, arms, and head, according to CPD.
Ross, along with Felicia Anderson and Anesha Robinson, were charged with robbery and aggravated battery. Anderson and Robinson stopped showing up for court in April, according to their case files. Warrants are out for their arrests.
On the other hand, Ross, 34, has been showing up for court. In fact, police arrested her after her latest hearing at the Skokie courthouse to face new charges for allegedly stealing a man’s identification after a somewhat similar, albeit less violent, incident downtown.
The man told police Ross pulled up in a car and offered him a ride as he left the Hangge Uppe, 14 West Elm, around 12:30 a.m. on September 9, 2022. He has no memory of what happened after Ross offered him a drink, officials said.
While the man was unconscious, someone took his phone and credit cards, which were then used to conduct transactions worth more than $10,000, Assistant State’s Attorney John Kyle said during Ross’ detention hearing.
Chicago police detectives pulled video of two transactions that allegedly show Ross using the man’s card at Walmart stores in Hammond and Kenosha. She also sent herself $3,500 from the man’s bank via Zelle, Kyle said.
Prosecutors charged her with identity theft.
After hearing about the new allegations, Judge Barbara Dawkins ruled that Ross would be released to await trial in the new case, but she also revoked Ross’ pretrial release in the 2020 robbery matter. As of this morning, Ross remains in the Cook County jail.