Thursday, June 21, 2012
It was an attack so vicious that the white victim was left with a massive gash across his throat and it happened just blocks from Wrigley Field in Chicago
Michael Schmidt was walking his dog when he says he encountered a black person he described as a sociopath. “An individual came up from behind, grabbed my chest with his left hand, took a 10-inch blade, slashed my throat from left to right,” Schmidt said. “He then took about ten steps back and just stood and watched me bleed.” The Wrigleyville resident lost a massive amount of blood, and now has more than 40 stitches in his throat. He said, as bad as it is, emergency room doctors told him it could have been worse. “When he made the cut, I just jerked back instinctively, and they said had I not, he would have severed an artery,” said Schmidt. Because the attacker didn’t flee right away, Schmidt got a real good look at his face as he stood under a street light. He filed a police report and had police send over a sketch artist, so wanted posters can be created and distributed in the neighborhood and in the media. A police community alert about the attack has been released. The alert included a sketch, and described the assailant as an African-American male around 30 years old, standing about 6 feet 1 inch tall with a dark complexion and an Afro hairstyle.