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Person Of Interest In Custody In Punching Of Female Security Guard In River North

By Stephen Gossett in News on May 16, 2017 5:45PM


Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in the punching of a female security guard that happened early on Sunday morning in River North.

No charges had been filed as of early Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Officer Jose Estrada told Chicagoist.

Surveillance video captured the nasty sucker punch, which happened at around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, Mother's Day. The guard, Stigler, is seen approaching a man sprawled out on the sidewalk against the condo complex where Stigler works. Stigler told NBC 5 that she first offered to help the man, who was apparently drunk; then she asked him to leave after he puked on the ground. She's seen bringing a mop bucket outside to clean up the mess. A few moments later, the man is seen throwing water from his water bottle at Stigler then clocking her once in the face. He and three acquaintances then walk out of view.

A GoFundMe account to help with Stigler's recovery has raised more than $10,000. Stigler will undergo surgery on Wednesday, according to an update on the campaign. She told NBC 5 that she suffered a fractured bone below her eye and a broken nose.

This post will be updated as necessary.