A man was arrested for attacking a woman and her dog in Mt. Greenwood, and the victim alleged it occurred because her pet was wearing a collar that shows support for police.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Office of News Affairs, the attack was reported at 8:30 a.m. on June 9 on the 3200 block of West 111th Street, at Kedzie Avenue.
Junior Lacy, 34, of Berwyn, was charged with two misdemeanors, simple assault and cruelty to animals.
Police said the victim, 44, a Mt. Greenwood resident, reported that the offender approached her and started screaming; he then grabbed the dog’s leash out of her hands and began to choke the dog.
The victim yelled, police said, and the offender fled. Officers searched the area and observed a man matching Lacy’s description.
After a short foot pursuit, he was arrested at 8:40 a.m. on the 4000 block of West 111th Street, a mile west.
According to WGN, the victim said she is the wife of a CPD officer. She said she was walking her 9-year-old boxer, Rerun, when Lacy approached her and said, among other things, an expletive toward police.
She said Lacy picked the dog up by the leash and the choke collar dug into the animal’s throat.
The woman and the dog were reportedly not injured.
According to police, Lacy was issued a $1,500 I-bond.
His next court date is July 16.