Man who attacked, robbed women downtown threatened to have his mom beat up the cops who arrested him, police report says

Ldarius Jenkins, inset, is seen with surveillance images of the attack suspect. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A man accused of randomly attacking women in the downtown area, including one he robbed on a subway platform, threatened to have his mom beat up the cops who arrested him, Chicago police officers say. Ldarius Jenkins, 31, is accused of punching two women at random on different dates and also attacking, chasing, and trying to rob a third woman at the Harrison Red Line station. 

The 21-year-old victim was on the Harrison platform around 5 a.m. on April 29 when Jenkins started punching her in the body, prosecutors said in a detention petition. She tried to run away, but Jenkins chased her until she fell. While she was down, he stood over her, continued to hit her, and threatened to kill her if she did not give him money, the petition said.

Prosecutors said the robbery victim suffered a concussion and bruises on her face. 

He is also accused of striking a 27-year-old woman in the back of the head multiple times in the 1200 block of South Clinton on April 23. And he’s accused of punching a 25-year-old woman and pushing her into a wall in the 900 block of South Wabash on May 1.

CPD’s Mass Transit Unit released surveillance images of the robbery suspect last Thursday, hoping someone would recognize the attacker. Chicago cops spotted Jenkins walking in the 200 block of South State a couple of hours later and took him into custody.

“If I call my mom, she’ll come to beat your a** and she’ll kill your retard a**,” Jenkins allegedly told one of the officers. He was also accused of threatening to take matters into his own hands, telling the cop, “I’m finna beat your a**.” However, neither he nor his mother followed through on those alleged threats.

Judge Mary Marubio detained Jenkins because he was a safety risk. The charges against him include attempted robbery, aggravated battery of a transit passenger, and misdemeanor counts of battery, aggravated assault, and resisting police.

Jenkins received probation in 2015 after pleading guilty to robbing a woman of her iPhone in the 1600 block of South Jefferson, according to court records.

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