Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son Zachariah was assaulted and robbed Friday around 10 PM, in the 4200 block of North Hermitage Avenue in Ravenswood.
” Mayor Emanuel’s son Zach was assaulted in a robbery during which his phone was stolen, ” spokeswoman Kelley Quinn told CNN. “He sustained injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long-planned trip.”
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Chicago police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney said the incident occurred when Zach was approached near his home “by two unknown male offenders who grabbed him and went through his pockets, taking his phone and then they fled the scene.”
According to the Chicago Sun Times, citing a police report, the two attackers approached the teenager from behind as he was walking and talking on his cell phone. Then one of them “placed his arm around the victim’s neck in a bear chokehold, ” and the other attacker punched Zach Emanuel in the face, knocking him to the ground.
According to the police, the teenager dropped his phone, and his attackers took it, then patted him down and asked, “What else you got?”
Then, they forced him “to enter his security code to unlock the phone” and ran off.
Zach Emanuel was left with a chipped tooth and a fat lip, the source said.
Emanuel did not offer a comment on the robbery.
“The mayor’s focus is on his son’s well-being, and as parents, he and Amy ask that the media respect their family’s privacy at this time, ” Quinn said.
According to a source speaking to the Sun Times, Mayor Emanuel was “crestfallen” over his son being the victim of a robbery.