We wish this story had a happy ending, but alas, it doesn’t.
A 27-year-old woman was riding a CTA train by herself – well, until 34-year-old Ronald Sparks (pictured above) showed up on the scene and began fondling her legs. She told him to leave her alone, but he persisted.
Of course, mass transit in Illinois is a safe working environment for criminals thanks to the Illinois General Assembly members. Good guys with carry licenses can’t carry their guns on public transit facilities.
He told her he was going to rape her and then pulled her to the ground and pulled off her shorts and panties. Give the girl her props though, she fought hard.
The train stopped at the next stop and then the appalling happened.
The woman cried for help to a male passenger who had boarded the train.
What did he do?
He turned around and left the train.
Welcome to Chicago.
The good news is Chicago cops were able to use the surveillance footage to put the image of the attacker out to CTA employees and cops, and ultimately that led to the capture of Sparks. Thanks in part to Sparks wearing the same clothes the day he was caught.