Man chokes 8 year-old girl in a deli bathroom, stopped before he could do the worst

It isn’t clear in the story whether or not the restroom in this story was the women’s room. Judging by the reference to a stall I suspect it was, because unisex bathrooms typically have no stalls because there is only one toilet.

If that’s the case, then it’s especially telling in light of the debate raging about transgender bathroom use that this news story basically refuses to point out how the perp was a man who was hanging out in a women’s bathroom.

A man is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant in Chicago’s South Loop.

The girl was with her mother at the Jason’s Deli in the 1200-block of South Canal Street on May 7, police said. The girl went to the bathroom by herself around 1:15 p.m.

A short time later, her mother heard a scream. She went into the bathroom and found Reese Hartstirn, 33, carrying her unconscious daughter into a stall, police said. He had allegedly choked her with his hands.

Police said other people in the deli helped hold the man until officers arrived.

The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, but police did not have information about her condition.

Hartstirn, of the 500-block of North Racine Avenue, was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a child, aggravated battery of a child and battery causing bodily harm.

Full story here.

One commenter to the Facebook page that posted this story Nationwide Unrest seemed to completely miss the point


Talk about missing the point. Before all of this nonsense a man in the women’s room would be immediate cause for alarm. Now we’re not even allowed to hesitate. Nothing enables criminal behavior more than them knowing their suspicious behavior wont be questioned.

Does that mean bathroom assaults never happen? Obviously not, but why even bother have laws at all if some of us are going to break them, right?

At the risk of answering my own question, why…WHY is this something leftist refuse to get through their EMPTY skulls?!?

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