Witness: Woman Pulls Taser On Man Who Tried To Steal Her Money At Rogers Park Bank

February 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Police had to intervene Thursday morning at a Rogers Park bank, after a man tried to grab cash from a bank customer. An eyewitness tells WBBM Newsradio the customer tried to use a Taser on the man.

It was just after 9 a.m. at the Chase Bank at Howard and Clark.

Police said a woman, 29, told a 46-year-old man to put his cigarette out and the man tried to grab cash from the woman's hands.

Eyewitness Jeff Petri tells WBBM Newsradio the woman pulled out a Taser.

"It didn't look like it was very big.  But you could see the sparks going in between the little prongs.  You could hear it crackling," he said.

Police couldn't confirm the part about the Taser, but everything else Petri said he saw, police confirmed; including details of another woman, 55, apparently a family member, who had watched the whole thing from outside and ran inside with a switchblade.

"Saying, 'If you come out I'm going to get you, you mess with my family. You don't touch my family,'" Petri said.

Petri said the man ran into a bank office to get away from the women.

Police said no one was hurt and no one was charged, but the man was taken away for a mental examination.

A spokeswoman for police said a monitor was damaged inside the bank.