A Chicago woman is being held on $2 million bail after she allegedly brutally beat and stabbed an 82-year-old man after he pulled over to help her but then bumped her with his car in the process.
Sophia Body, 38, is charged with beating an 82-year-old man who allegedly bumped a woman with his car while he was pulling over to help them. (Image source: Chicago Police Department via Chicago Tribune)
Sophia Body is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery for her actions against 82-year-old Isaac Tucker Thursday in the neighborhood of Grand Crossing, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Tucker told authorities, who responded to a call about the incident as it was occurring, two woman had "flagged" him down and he parked behind them to help. As he pulled over, he allegedly bumped one of them with his vehicle, which started the altercation.
The Chicago Sun-Times has more details of what allegedly happened next:
“Next thing I know I got a punch,” Tucker said.
(Assistant State Attorney Elizabeth) Dibler said the women pulled Tucker out of his car and began to kick and punch him. She said the beating lasted about 10 minutes.
“I was stabbed several times in the back and stomped and everything else,” Tucker said.
He said he fell unconscious and woke up in the ambulance. He’d been stabbed in the head multiple times, Dibler said, and when police found him he was bleeding from the right side of his head and had lacerations on his upper and lower back.
Police recovered a yellow screwdriver they believe Tucker was stabbed with, according to the Sun-Times. The senior citizen was later listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
"Yeah, I pulled his a** out of the car and beat the f*** out of him," 38-year-old body said of the incident, according to the police report (redacted).
“I got out of my car to help, not to offend no one,” Tucker told the Sun-Times. “But when I got out of my car, I was attacked, and I was stabbed several times in the back.”
A surveillance camera from a local minimart is being reviewed by police for evidence, both newspapers reported.
(H/T: Daily Mail)