During Mother’s Day weekend, Chicago’s worst thugs came out in droves. In one instance, a gang of brutes targeted an Afghan War veteran and his girlfriend. After they “searched” the woman very closely, one of the thugs stabbed the veteran in the shoulder.
Thankfully, the veteran had not forgotten a lick of his training. He quickly put years of military experience to the test on the faces of the Chicago thugs. Neil McCarthy made sure these criminals learned their lesson and would never “search” an innocent woman ever again.
Check out how this veteran taught the Chicago punks the lesson they never learned in public school…
McCarthy is a British national who served long and hard in the Afghanistan War. He was in Chicago for the weekend with his 26-year-old girlfriend named Carisa Lerner.
That’s when ravenous Chicago thugs approached the veteran and his woman. The criminals were 22-year-old Noe Mondragon and 18-year-old Luis Saldago-Camargo. Because they were armed, the thugs had the upper hand – or so they thought.
The criminals demanded the couple’s money and belongings. McCarthy and his girl handed over what they had. That’s when the thugs began to “search” Lerner. McCarthy refused to let that happen.
“We were kind of hoping that when they came up and said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ we would just be able to go ‘Good’ and then just carry on,” he said. “I think of it now, it was a terrible plan and they were always going to rob us, no matter how nice our greetings were.”
When the third attacker began assaulting McCarthy’s girlfriend, his adrenaline kicked in and his “badass” came out.
“Turning and seeing that guy just on her and I don’t know where those hands have been get them off my girlfriend, that’s what made me take a risk essentially,” said McCarthy.
He fought the man off his girlfriend but paid the price. McCarthy was stabbed in the shoulder.
That’s when the three attackers fled. Police arrived and bandaged up the veteran of the Royal Air Force.
Later, McCarthy was using an app to track his stolen phone. It brought him to the beach, where he found one of the attackers.
“I just sprinted after and just got him and dragged him over to the road here,” he said.
His girlfriend remembers how it happened.
“He literally jumped on him, dragged him up to the pathway, put his arms around his back, then the cops drive up really fast cuff him and put him in,” said Lerner.
Although he was mugged and stabbed, the veteran still had a good attitude.
“It’s exciting isn’t it, a little adventure,” said victim and tourist Neil McCarthy. “I know, that’s weird.”
Mondragon is held on $950,000 bond and Salgado-Camargo is held on $500,000 bond. The criminals are due in court on Friday.
McCarthy still loves Chicago.
“It hasn’t ruined the city for me, I like Chicago,” said McCarthy. “I just like the people here, the pizza is amazing, it’s just a nice place.”
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