Man threatened with knife in ‘road rage’ incident in Marina City driveway
Loop North News

CRIME & SAFETY 333 N Dearborn St - MAP

(Above) Aerial view (from 2009) of area at Marina City where a livery driver says he was threatened by a man with a knife.

22-May-18 – A driver dropping off a passenger at Marina City says he was threatened by a fellow motorist with a knife.

According to Chicago police, the 49-year-old driver turned his Lincoln Continental into the private driveway next to Hotel Chicago at about 12:30 p.m. on May 2. After parking his car to let out his passenger and wait for him to retrieve his car, another car, a four-door Audi hatchback, came up next to him and its driver told him to “pull the fuck up.”

When he did not move his vehicle, the second driver got out of the Audi and pulled on the victim’s door. He went back to his car, got a knife, and told the victim, according to a police report, he “would cut his head off of his body.”

He then said, “I’m going to get a better weapon,” and went into a nearby restaurant. The victim drove off and later called police.

The man who allegedly made the threats is described as Asian, 45 to 55 years old, about five-feet-seven-inches tall, 135 pounds, with medium-length hair and light complexion.

Police described the incident as “road rage” and say it was aggravated assault but suspended their investigation after the victim told them he did not want to pursue the matter.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 22-May-18 4:54 AM

Loop North News

FREE WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATE

What’s news in the Loop and Near North neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update

More stories


Today
City Club of Chicago presents Kwame Raoul, candidate for Attorney General. Raoul started his legal career nearly 25 years ago as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, handling child welfare cases, prosecuting violent criminals, and helping crime victims access resources and exercise their rights. He currently serves as a partner in the health law group of Quarles & Brady. 7:30 a.m. reception, 8:00 a.m. breakfast. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Today
Join over 200 people on the Chicago Riverwalk, as they grab their fishing poles to take part in the second Chicago Fishes event. Celebrate recent improvements to the river and learn more about the fish that call it home. No charge to attend and all fishers will be covered by a group permit. A limited number of poles and free bait will be provided. 3:00-6:00 p.m., west end of Chicago Riverwalk between Lake and Orleans Streets. Map. More info.
More events

Biggest Gainers & Losers

BOEING CO.
359.35 6.15

LITTELFUSE INC.
177.51 5.34

JBT CORPORATION
104.66 3.34

GRUBHUB INC.
117.41 3.21

Downtown Chicago Stocks