Condo security guard attacked by drunk
16-May-17 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly is telling bars along Franklin Street in River North to preserve surveillance video from late Saturday night as police look for a man who punched a security guard at a condominium.
(Left) Frame from surveillance video showing the man who punched a security guard at a River North condominium on Sunday. (Click on image to view larger version.)
Zoa Stigler found the man lying on the sidewalk in front of her building intoxicated and vomiting at about 2 a.m. on Sunday. She offered to call an ambulance for the man but told him he otherwise had to leave. The man started to walk away a few minutes later when three friends another man and two women showed up but then he threw water at the guard from a bottle and punched her in the face. The group then walked away.
This man attacked a grandmother who was working in the early morning hours on Mothers Day, no less, wrote Reilly in an email to constituents on Monday.
Disturbances related to Late Hour Liquor Licenses are increasing, says Reilly. The $6,000 license allows bars to remain open until 4 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and until 5 a.m. on Sunday. Reilly says he will meet with Chicago Police Department, Liquor Commissioner, and the citys Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, which regulates retail liquor sales in Chicago, to discuss bars that over-serve inebriated patrons late at night.
This is not just a quality of life issue for the residents who live near these bars, wrote Reilly, its also a serious public safety issue for those working in and around those bars.
The punch broke the 46-year-old security guards nose and fractured her right eye socket, according to Asad Khan, president of 630 North Franklin Condominium Association, a 12-story 165-unit building at Franklin & Ontario. Khan started a GoFundMe page to help Stigler pay her medical expenses. As of Tuesday morning, the page had raised more than $8,000.
(Right) Zoa Stigler.
Zoa is so dedicated and hardworking that in spite of being in pain and disoriented, she had the mindset of cleaning up the mess caused by this thug before being taken to the hospital, said Khan.