A Chesterton woman was battered on Monday in what appears to be a case of
mistaken identity, Chesterton Police said.
According to police, at 2:21 p.m. a woman in the 2100 block of Dogwood Lane
was in her kitchen when she heard the front door handle turn, “as if someone
was trying to open the door.” The woman then went to the door and opened it
and saw standing in front of the screen door two male subjects, who asked
her “Where’s your boy?”
The woman told the pair that she didn’t know what they were talking about,
at which point one of them opened the screen door and entered the residence.
He then approached the woman, once again asked her “where her boy was,” and
when the woman repeated that she didn’t know what he was talking about, the
man slapped her, with an open hand, across her face.
The other man then grabbed him by the arm and said “Let’s get out of here.”
The two left but not before the man who’d slapped the woman said “I know you
know what I am talking about. Tell your boy to give us the money tonight or
we will be back.”
The woman advised police that her children are both young and that she knows
neither who the men are or why they came to her home.
One man was described as a black male, the one who’d slapped the woman; the
other, as a white male. Both were in their early to mid-twenties, 5’ 8’’ to
6’ 0’’ in height, and with skinny builds. The white male had a couple of
days’ growth of facial hair and dirty fingernails. The black male was clean
shaven and wearing an oversize hoody. They left the scene in a black Buick
four-door mid-size car with very shiny after-market rims.