Four members of the volunteer security patrol known as the Guardian Angels were stabbed while trying to nab a man who pistol-whipped a rider on a Red Line train on the Near North Side, police say.The Guardian Angels were on the platform, waiting to get on a train, when they spotted a man hitting a passenger and taking his iPhone 4S, police said. They intervened and a second man pulled a knife and cut three of the Guardian Angels on their arms and the fourth on the head, authorities said.
The four suffered minor cuts during the confrontation around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark and Division stop, police said, citing preliminary information.
Nothing says "lack of manpower" more than the Guardian Angels having to exist. But here's a thought - wouldn't the Guardian Angels be more effective if they were Concealed Carry Guardian Angels? Going up against one guy who's pistol whipping the victim then getting stabbed by the second? In fact, if concealed carry existed for the victim or any other onlooker, there wouldn't be any reason for the Guardian Angels to even exist as every citizen would be responsible for their own safety.