Cops: Lincoln Square Man Rescues Rape Victim

Cabbie charged in attack

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    Admon Shasho is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and attempted robbery.

    A Lincoln Square man sprang into action and rescued a woman, who police say was being attacked by a Chicago cab driver over the weekend.

    Early Saturday morning, resident Ron Psenka awoke to the sounds of a woman screaming in the alley outside his home near Sunnyside and Oakley, the Tribune reported. He told his wife to call 911, and ran outside to help.

    "I immediately got up and grabbed a shovel and chased him about three and half blocks in my bare feet,” Psenka told the paper.

    Psenka thwarted what police described as the sexual assault and attempted robbery of a 21-year-old woman.  He chased the attacker from the alley.  Psenka was able to flag down police officers, who joined the chase and ultimately arrested 27-year-old Admon Shasho.

    The woman identified Shasho as the man who attacked her. He was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and attempted robbery. His bond was set at $700,000.

    Psenka told the paper the victim stopped by his house hours after the attack, to thank him for rescuing her.