Police responded to a North Side Walgreens after an injured man came in and asked for assistance.
The victim had quite a story to tell.
Around 1:12 a.m., someone, presumably an employee, dialed 911 from the Boystown, Lakeview neighborhood Walgreens at 3201 North Broadway, near Broadway and Belmont.
According to police dispatch, a 52-year-old man was bleeding from the head.
Investigators said the victim was attacked by 4 to 17 offenders.
One attacker was described as 8-feet-tall… a second offender was said to be a 6-foot-tall 80 to 89-year-old man driving a black Dodge Magnum.
Furthermore, the victim claims he was beaten on the 7900 block of South Vincennes, said police.
Authorities said, according to the victim, the muggers stole $48.
Ambulance 6 transported the patient to St. Joseph’s Hospital in unknown condition.
OPINION: Because of their disorganized thoughts, victims with severe psychiatric issues have a difficult time explaining traumatic events. Although Chicago News Report has no idea if this victim has mental health issues, it sounds like he is having a hard time separating fact from fiction.
We believe someone attacked him and robbed him, but the victim lacks the mental capacity to explain what happened.