If you’ve ever sat in your car and looked to the right or the left, you may want to stop.
A driver allegedly took issue with another driver looking at her when both vehicles were stopped on Central Avenue at about 91st Street allegedly leading to an altercation.
The victim, whose name was not released, was stopped at 91st and Central in the north bound direction when she claims she looked at the car to her left. When the passenger in that car so the victim looking, she allegedly said “what the f… are you looking at?” The victim then turned right to head to her friend’s house on 52nd Avenue.
Leaving the scene did not deter the other car and when the victim pulled into the driveway of her friend’s home, she noticed that the other car had followed her to the address. The passenger who didn’t like being looked at then wanted to know why the victim had given her “a dirty look” when the two cars were side by side, according to the police report.
The victim’s friend who lives at the address warned the angry passenger to not come on the property. However, the victim claims that the passenger, identified as Cassandra Medina, of Chicago Ridge, hit her and then pulled her hair. The victim’s friend intervened to stop Cassandra and eventually Cassandra and the driver of the car who came to the house left.
The victim’s friend recognized the alleged attacker as Cassandra and the police were able to find Cassandra Medina’s address in Chicago Ridge. Her mother said she wasn’t home but called her to tell her to meet the police at the Oak Lawn Police Department.
Cassandra Medina, a 19 year old white female allegedly told the police that she and her friend went to the Oak Lawn house to find out why the victim was giving her a dirty look. She allegedly admitted to raising her hand to hit the victim but claims that someone pulled her back by the hair and she left. Cassandra Mediana was issued village ordinance citations for battery and disorderly conduct.
Battery is found in the criminal code at 720 ILCS 5/12-3, which provides the following:
A person commits battery if he (or she) intentionally or knowingly without legal justification and by any means causes bodily harm to an individual or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual.