COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man was robbed, pistol-whipped and dragged with a car on the Far South Side Saturday by an old classmate and his accomplice, according to prosecutors and court documents.
Andrew J. Garcia, 18, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery for the alleged South Deering incident. His accomplice has not been arrested, according to court documents.
The 18-year-old robbery victim told police that he was walking home when he was confronted by Garcia, an old classmate, in the 10600 block of South Calhoun Avenue, according to court documents.
Garcia got out of a blue two-door sedan and demanded his old schoolmate's belongings, according to the documents.
When the victim refused, Garcia allegedly punched him the face and used the gun to hit him on the head, Assistant State's Attorney Heather Kent said in court Sunday.
Garcia and his accomplice took $80 from the teen's pocket before getting back into the sedan to flee the scene, according to court documents.
But the victim went after them and reached into the driver's side window to get his money back, according to the documents.
The accomplice grabbed onto the teen's shirt and began to drive, dragging him as he went, while Garcia used the gun to hit the victim in his head again and again, according to Kent and court documents.
The victim was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital with road rash and various cuts, some of which required stitches, Kent said.
The victim told police he knew Garcia from George Washington High School, where the two were classmates, according to court documents.
Cops arrested Garcia at his home in the 10900 block of South Green Bay Avenue Saturday afternoon after the victim identified him in a photo array, according to the documents.
Judge James Brown ordered Garcia held on a $250,000 bail.