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Man charged with choking ride-share driver during attempted carjacking in Oakland

Allen Brown allegedly choked a ride-share driver Wednesday in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.

A man was sentenced to jail March 12, 2021, for causing a fatal crash in 2019 in DuPage County.
Allen Brown was arrested Feb. 17, 2021 on attempted carjacking charges.
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A man was arrested for choking a ride-share driver Wednesday during an attempted carjacking in Oakland on the South Side.

Allen Brown allegedly choked a 35-year-old ride-share driver while trying to steal his vehicle about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago police said.

Brown, 18, attempted to leave the scene but was taken into custody shortly after the incident, police said.

He was charged with a felony count of vehicular highjacking and a misdemeanor for battery. Brown is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.