Chicago doorman honored for stopping rape attempt

Cornell Wrightington insists he’s no hero,  just a doorman.

But Chicago aldermen and police don’t see it that way.

Alds. Ed Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) and the Chicago Police Dept. presented Wrightington with a special city resolution and badge for thwarting a rape attempt.

Wrightington was working an overnight shift as a doorman  at 30 W. Oak St.  June 23 when he noticed a man following a woman into a nearby alley.

Police say he followed the man and stepped in when he saw the man attacking the woman.

The attacker ran off and still hasn’t been caught, but police say he’s a suspect in another attack just few blocks away.

Wrightington said he just did what he thought was right.

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1 Comment

  • Jock E Shift

    My congratulations to you, Mr. Wrightington for your courage, bravery, and sense of civic duty. This city, and the country as a whole needs more people like you. God bless.

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