crime prevention Personal Safety personal safety tips Self Defense Tips Sexual Assault strong arm robbery Violent Crime

Victim’s screams bring Good Samaritan to her rescue

Admon Shasho, 27, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and attempted robbery. Photo credit: Chicago Police Department photo

It was close to 4:00 am Sunday morning when the alleged assailant began sizing up his victim. She was walking alone on Lincoln avenue in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago, listening to her i-Pod when the cab driver began stalking her.

The Chicago Tribune reported that when she turned near Sunnyside Avenue, he parked the cab and followed her to an alley in the 4500 block of Oakley Avenue where he grabbed her from behind. He told her not to scream or he would kill her. He held his hand over her mouth and attempted to steal her purse and cell phone.

She began screaming when he pulled her to the ground, removed her clothing and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.

This is where the Good Samaritan, Ron Psenka came to her rescue. Mr. Penska’s wife heard the victim’s screams. She woke up her husband and told him she thought a woman was being assaulted in the alley.

His wife called 911 and he sprang into action.
More here.

Ed Kress
For over 40 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. With the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed developed a program focused on personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains and a wide variety of martial arts techniques.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.