Police are looking for a man who went on a three-hour rampage on the Far South Side this morning, sexually assaulting a woman and her grown daughter in their home, then breaking into a house five blocks away and trying to attack a 16-year-old girl as she slept, and then grabbing a 14-year-old girl off the street and dragging her at knife-point into a backyard.
started around 4 a.m. when a man broke into a home in the 10300 block of South
Emerald Avenue in the Fernwood neighborhood and assaulted a 40-year-old woman
and her 22-year-old daughter.
The man apparently
used a garbage can from the alley to climb into the kitchen window.
The man walked down the hall and entered the mother's room and
put a knife to her throat, asking if anyone else was in the house.
"Just my daughter," the mother replied.
" 'Call her here,' " the man said. ."
daughter entered the room, the man still had the knife to the mother's throat. "If you don't want to die, you better sit down," . "That's when he began sexually assaulting
The man then covered them with sheets and stole their credit
cards, money and phones before fleeing. The mother ran next
door and had a neighbor call police.
About an hour later, the same man
slipped through the window of a home in the 10000 block of South Green Street. He entered a room where a 16-year-old girl was sleeping,
but her father spotted him and chased him off. The father called
police, who said the girl was not injured.
The man then went down the
block and grabbed a 14-year-old girl who was walking to a bus stop on her way to
school. A boy, who also was getting ready for school, heard her
screaming as she was forced into a backyard. He alerted a woman
who lived in the house and she ran out the back door with a shovel and chased
the attacker away.
He dropped a knife as he fled, and it was
later identified as the knife stolen in the first home.
The suspect was described as a black man in his
20s with a dark complexion, about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, shoulder-length
dreadlocks and wearing a dark gray or black T-shirt, blue jeans, and black gym