Man Charged With Battery After Beating Bus Driver With Bag Of Frozen Chicken

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A man has been charged with battery after using a bag of frozen chicken to attack a woman and a Chicago bus driver.

Caleb Russell flew into a violent rage after a woman rejected his efforts to flirt with her, reports DNA Info.

According to authorities, he attacked the woman before moving on to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver. The driver stopped the bus to protect the woman.

Russel began to brutally kick and knee the driver, while using the bag of chicken to beat him, according to court records.

According to the Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti, the bus driver suffered from a broken nose and jaw. The driver also lost a tooth in the attack and will need corrective gum surgery to fix it.

Police arrested Russell and took him to a hospital to get a psychiatric evaluation, court testimony reveals. Russell was charged with aggravated battery to a CTA employee and battery.

Peggy Chiampas, a Cook County judge, placed Russell’s bail at $100,000.

Russell was sentenced to two years in prison after being charged for making a false bomb threat in 2013. Russell yelled racial slurs while on the bus at fellow passengers and officers who came to the scene

He also threatened to blow up the bus. When officers arrived on the scene, Russell told them he was a “jihad against the white devil.”

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