Man Throws Cactus, Bars Injured Woman From Dialing 911, Police Say

She was pierced by thorns, and he knocked the phone out of her hands when she tried to call for help, police said. Also, two homes were burglarized. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.


Ronald Kardosh, 46,  of South Mason Avenue, Chicago, was charged with domestic battery Dec. 22, just before 10 p.m., after police said an argument with his girlfriend at her residence in the 7500 block of Olcott, Niles, led to him throw a cactus plant at her. As the woman tried to remove the thorns from her hand using a tweezers, Kardosh slapped her hand in an upward motion, causing the tweezers to cut her forehead, according to the report. The woman tried to call 911, but Kardosh slapped the phone out of her hand a couple of times, police said, preventing her from completing the call. Officers said Kardosh appeared to have been under the influence of alcohol and was unable to explain what happened. Police booked and processed Kardosh and issued domestic violence forms. His court date was Jan. 4 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. 

Home on Crain burglarized

A woman reported Dec. 26 that her home, in the 8400 block of Crain, was burglarized Dec. 24 between 4 and 9 p.m. Police are investigating. 

Home on Kirk burglarized

A home in the 7500 block of Kirk was burglarized sometime between Dec. 23 at 10:45 a.m. and Dec. 24 at 3:15 p.m., according to reports. Police are investigating. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports 

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