CHICAGO—Chicago police are looking into whether the attack reported this week on The 606 trail is connected to another incident that happened late last month.
Jean Godfrey says she saw surveillance video from the first reported attack and identified one of the teenagers right away.
Levi Frerichs sent WGN-TV surveillance video he obtained from a local business, showing him running from several people.
He says he was walking with his dog in the early hours of July 30th in the 2600 block of N. Spaulding in Logan Square when he was "jumped" by a group of five teenagers who beat him and taunted him with homophobic slurs. He believes it was a hate crime. He was left with a black eye.
Frerichs says one of the attackers also threatened to steal his dog. He reached out to Godfrey after seeing the similarities in her story in an article posted on DNAinfo.com/chicago. In both cases, no personal items were taken. Chicago Police are investigating.