While a 39-year-old man and 36-year-old woman from Chicago were driving in their car in a parking lot in the 5600 block of Touhy Thursday just before 7 p.m., another driver began beeping his horn at them repeatedly, according to police. The woman stopped the couple's car and the man got out of the car, as did the guy who was honking his horn, and the two men approached each other yelling. The offender, described as a man in his late 40s, pushed the Chicago man onto the hood of his (the offender's) car and repeatedly punched him about the body, while the victim tried to shield himself, according to the report. The woman tried to intervene, police said, but the offender pushed her aside and slapped her in the face. The offender got back into his car, a black Nissan four door, and left; police did not locate him. Witnesses observed the incident and used a mobile phone to capture part of it on video. Police are investigating.
In an identity theft case, a 27-year-old Niles man in the 8300 block of Kay Street reported his mobile phone company contacted him to say someone was using his name and the last four digits of his social security number to access the account. The Niles man also learned that someone had made four payments in the amount of $201.08 on Sept. 7, 18, 24 and 24, and the same person attempted to get the funds reimbursed, according to police.The victim added a second security code to his account, and found out someone tried to access the account two more times but was unsuccessful. He is working with the company's fraud department. Police filed a report Sept. 26.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.