Aldermen honor doorman who stepped in to defend woman

July 12, 2013 4:45:17 PM PDT
A Gold Coast doorman is being called a 'true Chicago hero' for stepping in when a man attacked a woman and tried to assault her.

Aldermen Ed Burke and Brendan Reilly presented a city council resolution to Cornell Wrightington. On June 23rd, he saw the man follow the woman into an alley.

Fearing for the woman's safety, Wrightington left his post as a doorman at 30 W. Oak and rushed to the alley. The attacker then fled.

"In my mind I was just doing something I thought was right," said Wrightington. "I saw a young lady in trouble, and I had to do something to assist her."

Police think the attacker assaulted another woman on June 17th. No one is in custody.

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