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Crime & Courts

Road rage, mistaken identity lead to Downers Grove battery

DOWNERS GROVE – A case of mistaken identity allegedly led to two Downers Grove residents being battered in their driveway, according to a Downers Grove Police Department report.

The incident took place at about 6:10 p.m. Aug. 26 in the 1700 block of Breasted Avenue in Downers Grove, the report stated.

The female victim told police she was standing in her driveway when she was approached by a white woman with blond hair, who was the passenger on a motorcycle. The woman told the victim she cut off the motorcycle moments earlier near 63rd and Main streets, according to the report.

The woman allegedly then pushed the victim into her garage. The victim’s husband, who was across the street, noticed the scuffle, ran to his driveway and got in between his wife and the offender. The woman then allegedly began to push him in the chest, the report stated.

The male driver of the motorcycle allegedly got involved as well before both suspects left, saying they would return, according to the report. The female passenger reportedly covered the motorcycle’s license plate with her hand as they drove away.

A neighbor who overheard the incident told police he was the one who cut off the motorcycle at 63rd and Main streets, the report stated.

He told police he was stopped on southbound Main Street and made a right turn onto westbound 63rd Street in front of the motorcycle. He said there was a "good distance" between his car and the motorcycle.

Moments later, the motorcycle pulled alongside his car, and the driver allegedly made an obscene gesture before following the car when it turned on Springdale Avenue, according to the report.

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