CHICAGO — Two University of Chicago students were credited with thwarting a man attempting to rob former U.S. Sen Carol Moseley Braun.
Moseley Braun was attacked and injured shortly before midnight Friday outside her Hyde Park home on the city's South Side, according to police and eyewitnesses.
Rachel McFadden, 19, and Zachary Trayes-Gibson, 21, both biology students at UC, were heading to a party when they heard a woman scream. McFadden rushed to Moseley Braun's aid and Trayes-Gibson chased the would-be robber away.
"We just looked at each other and started running toward her," McFadden recalled Saturday, hours after what police described as an attempted robbery. "There were no second thoughts."
The Senator was treated and released from the hospital. I hope she is okay both physically and emotionally. Muggings can play hell on a person's emotions.
Update: 15:14 042907 - Keven Lampe, the Senator's spokesman stopped by the comments to thank me for my kind words. It appears the Senator broke her wrist but otherwise is okay. That is based on statements I found online.
Mr. Lampe found me through a Google blogsearch - great job as a spokesman/PR man!