Cops: Man Choked 8-Year-Old Girl in Restaurant Bathroom
Police in Chicago say a man choked an eight-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant.
According to WLS-TV, the girl was with her mother at a Jason's Deli restaurant in Chicago's South Loop when she went by herself to use the restroom on May 7.
Her mom reportedly heard a scream from the bathroom and ran in to find a man carrying her unconscious daughter into a stall.
Reese Hartstirn, 33, was subdued by others inside the eatery until police arrived.
The girl was hospitalized, but there's been no word on her condition.
Hartstirn, who's being held without bond, was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a child, aggravated battery of a child and battery causing bodily harm.
Police say he later tried to punch an officer during his booking.