Shoeless Good Samaritan thwarts assault in Ukrainian Village

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CHICAGO --  A Good Samaritan is credited with thwarting an assault on Chicago’s West Side – all while missing his shoes.

A 47-year-old woman got off a CTA bus around 8 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of West Chicago and was followed by 18-year-old male.

Police say he pushed her to the ground and the woman starts screaming.

And a man who lives in one of the buildings on the block ran out in his socks.

He stopped the attack and chased the teen down the street.

Others in the area dialed 911.

Police arrived quickly.

The neighbor was able to point out the alley where the attacker fled and the suspect was taken into custody.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Charges are pending against the suspect.

The identity of the Good Samaritan remains unknown.