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5/17/2017 2:48:00 PM
Charges Filed in Battery/Dog Bite Incident

On May 11, Evanston police detectives charged a 47-year old Evanston man (the “pedestrian”) in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on March 3 in the 1200 block of Forest Avenue, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. In reporting the incident, the victim, a 65 year Chicago man, told police he was driving his vehicle and attempting to make a right turn on Forest Avenue from Burnham Place with the green arrow when the pedestrian, who was walking his dog, walked in front of his vehicle, said the Commander.

 The victim told police he honked his horn at the pedestrian, at which point the pedestrian allegedly kicked the victim’s vehicle, opened the driver’s side door and began to batter the victim, said the Commander. The victim alleged he was pulled out of his vehicle and bit in the groin and left hand by the dog, after the pedestrian allegedly gave a verbal command to bite the victim, said the Commander.

The victim was treated on-scene by the Evanston Fire Department. The victim had scratch marks on his torso and left hand, and puncture wounds to his thigh area, said the Commander. 

Detectives received a tip identifying the pedestrian as the possible offender in the incident, said the Commander, and he was subsequently charged with misdemeanor battery.

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