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Woman gouges eyes of attempted rapist, who she saw earlier at store, Illinois cops say

If you witness a crime, here’s what to do

Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

A Chicago woman says she was shopping at a grocery store less than half a mile from her home when she saw the man who later tried to rape her in the middle of the night, according to police.

The woman was sleeping at her home on the north side of the city when she heard a strange noise about 12:30 a.m. on June 15, police said. She left her bedroom to find a man in a beige baseball cap, orange or red shirt and blue jeans who had started to remove his clothes, police said.

The man had entered the residence through a second-floor window that was partially open, according to police.

The woman fought off the man — attempting to gouge out his eyes and possibly scratching his face — before he ran out the front door and entered a dark sedan, police said.

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