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James Cappleman Knife Chase: Alderman Safe After Apparent Altercation

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Ald. James Cappleman represents Chicago's 46th ward.
Ald. James Cappleman represents Chicago's 46th ward.

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of Windy City Times:

Chicago's 46th Ward Alderman is safe after being chased by a woman with a knife, he said.

James Cappleman, one of the city's two openly gay aldermen, said that a woman chased him after he called police on her for public drinking twice Friday evening.

"She got mad, reached into her blouse and started chasing me," Cappleman said.

According to Cappleman, he called police on the woman for drinking in a public way around 4:00 p.m. Friday. She was ticketed, and Cappleman returned to his office. When he walked the neighborhood two hours later, he saw the woman drinking again and signaled to her that he was calling police.

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