Naked woman assaults CPD officer, steals his squad car and runs him over — then crashes, police say

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said the officer was being treated for leg injuries and a cut to his head after the incident Monday.

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A Chicago police officer was run over by a woman who stole his squad car Monday, moments after the officer responded to a call of gunfire and found her lying naked on a street in West Garfield Park, authorities said.

The woman, 34, then drove the stolen squad car onto the Eisenhower Expressway and crashed near Stroger Hospital, where she was arrested, according to police. The officer was treated for injuries to his legs and a laceration to his head, CPD Supt. David Brown told reporters Monday. He was later released.

Officers initially responded to a call of gunfire at 9:49 a.m. near Jackson Boulevard and Kildare Avenue and found the nude woman, police said.

Brown said an officer found the “woman laying in the street unclothed.” Police still don’t know why she was there.

As an officer tried to help her, “she charged at the officer, assaulted the officer, got in his squad car” and ran him over, Brown said.

In a statement, police said the officer was “eventually dragged from the vehicle.”

The woman then “drove off” and later got in an accident, Brown said.

“The female fled from the area of Jackson and Kildare while striking multiple vehicles,” police said in a statement.

She was eventually arrested in the 2000 block of West Harrison Street.

She was taken to Stroger Hospital for a psychological evaluation, according to radio traffic. Police said charges were pending.

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