Anthony "Tony" Kuber was shot five times by a robber who took his iPhone, even though Kuber was trying to hand the phone over.
The 31-year-old was knocked
unconscious during the attack in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side
Monday night, and he may not recover the full use of one of his hands.
Anthony Kuber was heading to his father’s home after getting
off at the 47th Street Red Line station about 8:35 p.m., and was glancing at his
iPhone when two masked robbers confronted him in a viaduct near the Dan Ryan
They demanded his coat and they shot him in the
chest, arm and leg. They
went through his pockets and took his wallet, stole his jacket and his phone. The robbers, wearing black clothes and masks, fled north through an
alley where his jacket and his wallet were recovered.
Kuber, knocked unconscious, was taken to Stroger Hospital and placed on
a ventilator, but was doing better today and a breathing tube has been removed,
Sheehan said. More surgery was scheduled.