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Man Attacked Woman With Frozen Chicken After She Wouldn’t Flirt With Him, Officials Say

Cook County Sheriff's Office

He swung the chicken like a weapon

A Chicago man was charged with battery and aggravated battery to a transit authority after beating a passenger and a bus driver on a CTA bus with a bag of frozen chicken, authorities said

Caleb Russell, 27, tried to flirt with a woman who did not reciprocate his attention, DNAinfo reports. He responded by attacking her with a bag of frozen chicken. The bus driver stopped the vehicle and tried to intervene, so Russell redirected his attack to the bus driver, who suffered a broken nose and jaw and lost a tooth.

Russell has run into trouble on public transit before: In 2014, he was arrested for making a false bomb threat on a bus.


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