Another Thing To Watch Out For On Public Transit: Man Hits Woman In The Face With Sock Full Of Feces On Train
I can tell you the moral of this story before I even really get started on it: KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN (and maybe keep some mace on your person if possible).
According to the Pioneer Local, part of the Chicago Sun-Times media, while riding the train (the CTA’s blue line if you know about Chicago transit), minding her business, a 21-year-old student received the shock of her young life when another passenger (the fool above), came out of nowhere to throw a sock full of feces in her face. “He had a sock full of his poop on me. It was everywhere; on my face, my hair, my clothes.”
According to the young woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, the man entered the train at the same station as her. She admits that she wasn’t really paying attention because she got on the train headed towards Chicago and started texting, but before she knew it, BOW! A sock full of excrement came her way, and poo was all over her.
“The guy got on with me at (the) Oak Park (station). I wasn’t really paying attention. Next stop (at Austin), he throws something in my face.”
After the random attack happened, she proceeded to scream, and surprisingly, she tried to follow after the man with another passenger who saw her get hit, but the man was able to get off at the next stop and run out into the streets, escaping a much-deserved a** whipping (for now). Thanks to cameras at the stations, police were able to get a photo of the offender and are currently looking for him, after failing to find the fella the night of the attack.
As for the victim, she’s understandably traumatized by the whole incident and says it was one of the worst (if not the worst) thing she has experienced. I would say that anyone’s waste finding a way on your body, let alone your face, definitely qualifies such an incident as worthy of the worst-ish-ever category. She explained to the paper the unorthodox way she was able to clean herself up and what she would have preferred the offender would have done–pretty much anything other than throwing poo at her:
“It was like the biggest degradation I’ve ever (experienced). I wish he had just hit me,” she said, because she thinks that would have been less traumatic. The worst part is nobody had anything to wipe my face with,” she said. She managed to find some newspapers before paramedics arrived. The paramedics gave her towels and water.
“They really aren’t prepared for a situation like that.”
Uh, who really is? When speaking on why she felt he would do something to her, seeing as how they didn’t know one another, she had no clue, saying, “I don’t know why he did it. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have done that to a guy.”
I think what we can all learn from such a disgusting incident is that it’s more important than ever to be aware of your surroundings. Just a few months ago I watched someone almost get their phone snatched on the train, plus, people are getting cut on the neck for headphones, folks are groping people who fall asleep, and now weirdos are finding the time to put boo boo in a sock and throw it at you. Head up and eyes open please! Better safe than sorry.