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Chicago police look for suspect in brutal baseball bat attack

Chicago police investigators are asking for help finding the suspect who attacked a man with a baseball bat earlier this month.

They have released a sketch of the man who got out of a light colored or gray SUV near the intersection of Milwaukee and Sunnyside Avenues in Portage Park at about 2 a.m. on Sunday March 3rd and attacked Dennis Tisdale, 35, and his wife.

The Tisdales left a St. Patrick’s Day Party at Our Lady of Victory Church and were walking to their car. The suspect  was a passenger in the SUV.  He got out and struck Tisdale several times in the head with the bat and then fled in the SUV.

Tisdale, an iron worker, the father of a four and a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, suffered a traumatic brain injury and a broken jaw as well as injuries to his ribs and hands.    He was in a coma immediately after the attack and underwent surgery that left him unable to speak and partially paralyzed on his left side.

Alderman Tim Cullerton is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Police are looking for a 5-foot-7-inch bald man between 25 and 32 years old who weighs between 160 and 180 pounds with a light complexion. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attack.

Family and friends have set up an online fundraising page to help raise money to pay for Tisdale’s medical costs. As of Thursday morning,  nearly $10,000 had been donated.

You can donate at the page   http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/mb12/dennistisdale


13 Comments to “Chicago police look for suspect in brutal baseball bat attack”

    Pete Buch said:
    March 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    When they say light skin they mean he was black.Why don't they just say it.

      Darwin said:
      March 21, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Looks pretty Caucasian to me.

    David said:
    March 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Good thing the law abiding citizen wasn't allowed by his rulers to have a defensive handgun. Good job Emanuel/Quinn/Madigan.

      Please said:
      March 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      By that logic, the crook would have had a gun then.

    Jay said:
    March 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    That's Urlacher!

    Jay said:
    March 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Well…well.. seems like you got yourself a new monicker. Dirtbag!

      Darwin said:
      March 21, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      I am not "Tired of Morons". In fact I am on the other side calling everyone chimps. Hence the moniker (no letter c) "Darwin". We are all monkeys. "Tired of Morons" is/was a fool.

    Fed up said:
    March 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Light skinned means a black person with light skin.

      linda said:
      April 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      No…he was white! Just as I said in every statement I made!

    Constitution lover said:
    March 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    conceal and carry would have helped in this case I bet huh?

      Please said:
      March 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Not really, think about it.

    keeping real said:
    March 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    that was halirous jay, i thought same as well!!! feel bad due to the fact he was airborn wtf happen? and sad for the family to see an animal attack, i hope polikce catch that crazy monkey

    audreyyadams said:
    March 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    insensitive political views aside- Thoughts and prayers go out to the poor victim and his family.

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