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A 36-year-old woman from Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood was found “chained” by police in an abandoned home Saturday night.
A neighbor heard the woman’s cries for help as he passed the house on the bus and was able to alert police. In an interview with WGN-TVman identified as Antione Dobine about the experience:
“She yelled, ‘Help,’ and I asked, ‘Who’s in there with you?’ and I asked her different questions. At the time, that’s when I made the 911 call. The police said her legs were chained and her hands were cuffed.”
The community activist then went on to add:
“As I got closer, I heard ‘Boom, Boom, Boom! Help!’ And that’s what prompted me to call the police.”
How lucky he was at the right place at the right time.
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told reporters she “believes she has been in the empty house since last Monday,” apparently unable to recall how much she was actually detained. long. She also said how she cried for help for “days” before she was finally heard.
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To make matters worse, the South Side resident revealed that the man who committed such atrocities against her was someone she already knew. In her statement, she revealed:
“Just thought – it’s a familiar face, it’s a friend of mine. And to do that to me, like – I don’t get it. What would possess someone to do something like that? “
Continuing her heartbreaking revelation, she describes how she ran into the man at a local grocery store:
“And I ran into him, and he said, ‘Come here a minute.'”
She said she had spoken to the suspect several times in the past, she explained, but that her interactions with him were different. She then recounted the exact moment she was captured:
“He just grabbed me and I was trying to fight him, but I couldn’t fight him.”
The woman said the attacker then dragged her to an abandoned house on South Eggleston Avenue, where he handcuffed and chained her. She said he then raped her twice.
After the abducted woman was discovered and the police were called, it was reported that someone had been seen leaving the house. The man who discovered her, Antione Dobine, livestreamed the whole thing on Facebook. He described to police the appearance of the man who snuck away, saying he was “six feet tall” and wearing a velvet jacket.
After being freed, the woman was taken to a local hospital to be treated for any injuries. The 36-year-old expressed gratitude to Antione for helping her that day, stating:
“He could have ignored me, but he heard me, and he helped me. I am just blessed, I am truly blessed.”
The investigation is still ongoing, but the victim warned that she believes the suspect “will strike again”.
We wish the victim and her family healing and peace during this difficult situation. See the full story (below):
[Image via YouTube/WGN News]