Few people would ask to be punched, kicked or shoved, but one woman said that would have been preferable to what her attacker did to her aboard the CTA Blue Line last week.
A 21-year-old college student told Oak Park police a man struck her in the face with a sock filled with his own feces as she rode the train, reports the Pioneer Press.
“He had a sock full of his poop on me,” said the woman, asking to remain anonymous. “It was everywhere; on my face, my hair, my clothes.”
The exact time and day of the attack wasn’t disclosed, but the woman said she screamed and tried to follow the man, reports NBC Chicago. Her attacker ultimately escaped up the Austin Boulevard exit and ran northbound on Austin in Oak Park.
“The guy got on with me at [the] Oak Park [station],” the victim said. “I wasn’t really paying attention…next stop [at Austin], he throws something in my face.” According to ABC Chicago, the woman said she was simply texting on her phone at the time of the attack.
Saying she was disgusted and outraged, the woman told reporters she has no idea of the reason behind the attack.
Oak Park Police Commander Ladon Reynolds said police have a photo of a “person of interest” that matches the description the woman and other witnesses gave. That man was videotaped while on the Austin station‘s platform.
Police have no one in custody in the attack.
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