COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — The foursome of woman on their way to have ice cream at Margie's Candies scattered when they saw the knife, said a 20-year-old Berwyn woman who makes regular pilgrimages with her sister to the famed Chicago sweets shop.
"The guy came at us like 'Give me all you s---,'" the woman said Wednesday asking not to be identified by name. "My first instinct was to run. We just all dodged him."
She and her sister along with two of their friends were allegedly accosted outside Margie's Candies, 1960 N. Western Avenue in Bucktown, Monday by a man named Steve Jones, who has since been charged with four counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Jones, 49, flashed a pocket knife and demanded the four women hand over their possessions, according to court records. Evidently, when his victims ran, Jones darted into the McDonalds across the street.
Upon discovering him in the restaurant, police attempted to question Jones, who "instantly became angry and agitated," according to court documents. When he started yelling, police wrestled him to the ground and cuffed him.
Jones appeared Wednesday in Cook County Bond Court, where a judge ordered him held on $200,000 bond.