Chicago IL Feb 24 2019 Security at Palmer House came to the rescue after an Indiana man was beaten and robbed near the landmarked Loop hotel, police said.
A hotel security officer was watching as 26-year-old Dashaun Patrick of the Chatham neighborhood 12 miles south of the Loop walked up to the tourist near the corner of Wabash Avenue & Monroe Street around 10 p.m. on February 13, according to court records.
After failing to steal the 34-year-old victim’s phone, Patrick, began punching the man in the head and face, pulled the man’s jacket off over the victim’s head, and ran away, according to police.
When police arrived, the security officer had already captured Patrick and had him waiting for them inside the hotel lobby. After the victim identified Patrick as the person who attacked him, officers returned the man’s coat and took Patrick into custody.
Police said they found five credit cards, social security cards, and RTA free ride permits belonging to other people in Patrick’s possession during a search. Inside Patrick’s fanny pack officers allegedly found 17 Xanax pills.
Patrick is charged with felony robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and theft of lost or mislaid property. Circuit Judge John Lyke ordered him held in lieu of $150,000 bail.