A Chicago woman claims she was kidnapped, raped and chained in an abandoned building for several days – until a Good Samaritan, hearing her cries for help, reportedly rescued her.
The woman said she was walking to a store on the city’s South Side last week when she met the suspect, a man in his 60s whom she had met before.
“I ended up bumping into him and he was like, ‘You know, come over here for a minute,'” she told WGN News, adding that the man then grabbed her.
“I’m trying to fight him, but I can’t fight him,” the victim told the news outlet.
The man took her to a vacant house on South Eggleston Avenue, where he took her to the basement and then dragged her up to the attic, she said.
“He raped me twice. He left me there with handcuffs and chains,” she said of the horrific ordeal, adding that she cried out for help for several days until around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Around this time, community activist Antione Dobine — aka “D-Ice” — happened to drop by and overheard her desperate pleas.
“As I got closer, I hear boom, boom, boom – ‘Help!’ That’s why I called the police,” the activist from the Hands Around the Hundreds community told WGN.
“I just located a girl in this house. Police say she’s chained up,” he said on Facebook Live of his shocking discovery.
Dobine said he saw a man flee the scene before police arrived and took the woman to a hospital.
“I was waiting for them to come and when the police got here they discovered there was a young lady there with handcuffs and chains,” he told NBC Chicago.
West Pullman resident Louis Walton-Muhammed told WGN he hopes the crime sheds light on the problem of abandoned properties in the area.
“Let’s go through the houses. Let’s do a search. Let’s lock it up again and make sure everything’s fine,” he said.
Dobine said he plans to raise money to help convert such properties into resources for the region.
“Citizens returning from detention need somewhere to stay,” he said. “Our psychiatrists need a place to stay to get back on their feet.”
The victim expressed appreciation for his response to her plight.
“He could have ignored me, but he heard me and helped me. I’m just blessed, I’m really blessed,” the woman told WGN. “I think he’ll strike again. I just want him caught.”
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