- A young man was stabbed in the chest for trying to help a woman and her kids who were being harassed on a city bus.
Now, that Good Samaritan’s mother is speaking out and tells FOX 32’s that she's thankful there were good people around when the tables turned on her son.
Jose Santiago was the only one who stepped up when he saw a group up to no good on the Diversey bus Monday. But his good deed ended with him in the hospital being treated for a stab wound.
“My son is suffering, he's in pain,” said mother Gladys Santiago.
But then we read this:
- Luckily, his family says bystanders took photos of the stabbing suspect and handed them over to police at the scene. Those photos led police to 23-year old Gildalthi Rodriguez, who’s now been charged with misdemeanor battery.
Misdemeanor? For sticking a piece of metal into someone's ribs? Did he get I-bonded from the station? This sudden tendency to under-charge or RWOC only further endangers the officers/detectives who have to go get the offender again, who knows exactly why the cops are knocking on the door the second time.
Labels: safety issues