Chicago Man Reportedly Attacks Woman Who Refused to Give Him Her Phone Number

Denzel Rosson
ABC 7 Chicago
Denzel Rosson
ABC 7 Chicago

A Chicago man is facing battery and assault charges after he reportedly attacked a woman who refused to give him her phone number.


DNAinfo Chicago reports that an unnamed 21-year-old woman from Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was riding the city's L train when Denzel Rosson, 24, approached her and asked for her number. The woman refused and even moved to another car to get away from Rosson.

Rosson reportedly followed the woman onto the new car and continued to harass her, according to Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto, who spoke with DNAinfo Chicago.

The woman exited the train, realized that Rosson was following her and took out her phone to call 911.

According to witnesses and police who spoke with DNAinfo Chicago, Rosson reportedly "got the woman in a headlock, punched her in the face, and tried to steal her phone and purse before he ran away."

Several people who saw the alleged attack told police that Rosson had slipped into a restaurant. Police found Rosson inside the establishment and arrested him. DNAinfo Chicago notes that "on Tuesday, Cook County Circuit Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Rosson held in lieu of $200,000 bail."

Read more at the DNAinfo Chicago.