A man choked an 8-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant in Chicago's South Loop.
The girl was with her mother at the Jason's Deli in the 1200-block of South Canal Street on Saturday, police said. The girl and her mother were inside the restroom separated by stalls around 1:15 p.m.
Police say 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn walked in and targeted the girl, choking her and trying to lock her in a stall. The mother heard her daughter scream and grabbed her.
Police said other people in the deli helped hold the man until officers arrived.
Yes, let's make it unpermissible to question and prevent men from entering women's' bathrooms.
(ht Mark Carroll)