Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chicago Dog Walking Now Dangerous: Gangs Kill Dog, Girl Molested at Dog Park

To the growing list of dangerous things to do in Chicago, you can now add walking your dog.

During the past month, gang bangers firing guns from the window of their Jeep, drove through a park in Edgewater and ran over two dogs, killing a woman's little service dog. Then a few blocks North in Rogers Park, a girl walking her dog was sexually molested.
Scruffi, killed by
 gangbangers in park 

In the dog walking area known as "The Meadows" near the 5300 block of Sheridan Rd., a man and woman were giving their dogs a late afternoon off leash romp. Then a Jeep occupied by a group of dark skinned males, began tearing over the grass at high speed with guns firing from the windows.

According to the two traumatized dog owners, the Jeep intentionally aimed for the dogs. One dog scrunched down into a little ball as it was run over and miraculously emerged unscathed. Another, a 5 year old terrier mix named Scruffi, was run over by the wheels and killed.

Scruffi was a rescue dog adopted by cancer survivor Cathy Castro. Because of Scruffi's extraordinary intuitive abilities, he was trained as a service dog to guide her when her face became paralyzed, signalling the onset of a seizure.

Castro expressed her emotional devastation at Scruffi's loss, in a February 3rd interview with the Inside Booster neighborhood newspaper.

The other dog walker found his traumatized dog (the one who was run over but escaped injury) cowering in fear behind a parked snow plow's blade.

The male dog walker is a native of upstate New York, and said he is moving back there as soon as his lease expires. "This is just the last nail in the coffin. I can't even take my dogs from the house to the park in Chicago anymore," he said.

Meanwhile, up at Pottawatomie Park at 7400 N. Wolcott, a 22 year old woman, wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt, was exercising her dog in the designated dog area when she was approached by a 6'4" black man wearing a black skull cap and camo jacket.

The man, known locally as "Trey" commented that it was interesting that she'd gone to school at the UM as he had a "baby momma" in Michigan (how's that for a smooth pickup line?) Not one to fancy extensive pre bedroom chit chat, the amorous "Trey" then pushed the girl against a fence and began groping her breasts and other body parts.

Her screams for help brought onlookers, which scared off the suave suitor, who fled west thru the park.

Chicago Police have made no arrests in conjunction with either dog walking incident.


  1. Thugs giving Jeep a bad name. Were they firing at the dogs?
    Chicago has good and bad areas even good and bad blocks, out of towners usually move to sketchy areas and complain about crime.

    1. This is on what was once the beach leading up to the elegant Edgewater beach hotel. Can you think of a single area along the lake from Evanston to South of the Loop that isn't "sketchy" anymore?"

      Good blocks and bad blocks?

      So you're saying that living in Chicago has now become like traversing a war zone mine field, right?

    2. "Out of towners usually move to sketchy areas and complain about crime."

      So you're saying that since only combat veterans of Chicago really know where to go, that out of towners shouldn't relocate to jobs here? visit here? come to conventions here?

      What does this say about what an awful place Chicago has become?


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