Elderly Woman Raped In Field Behind Orland Park Home Depot

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) — An 83-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in a field behind a southwest suburban Home Depot store Friday morning while trying to help a man she believed was homeless. 

About 11:15 a.m., Orland Park police received a 911 call from the woman reporting she was attacked and sexually assaulted in a field behind Home Depot at 7300 W. 159th St. in Orland Park.

The woman said she was trying to help the male suspect, who she believed was homeless and living in the woods behind the store. He knocked her to the ground and sexually assaulted her before being scared off by a passing police car, according to police.

The man may have fled on a black bicycle that was near the scene. The woman was taken to Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest and treated for minor injuries. 

The attacker is described as white man 35 to 45, 5-foot-8 with a thin build, curly red hair and a red beard. He was missing some teeth and possibly wearing a black leather jacket and carrying a black backpack.

Several agencies are searching for the man, including the Cook County Sheriffs’ Canine Unit, Air Unit and Forest Preserve District; as well as Tinley Park, Oak Forest and Orland Hills police.

Anyone with information should call (708) 349-4111.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Bob from tech support, India

    Well, now we know why he is homeless. He’s a predator. Shouldn’t be too hard to find with this description.

    • Sally

      Hopefully when he’s caught he won’t have to worry about a place to LIVE anymore.
      PS – Bob, love the screen name.

  • roro1234

    I hope they seek and destroy this POS

  • Lyndia

    Racists, where are you? I hope the lady recovers.

    • FAH-Q

      REALIST right here here, you worthless race baiting simian!

  • Larry

    I hope the lady will be ok,she was trying to do a good deed,As a n employee in that general vicinityI hope that a composite is drawn up soon,I will be more vigilant when at work,to help in the matter.

  • likely

    Orland Park is gone craaaaazzzy!

  • Andrew

    Please keep your eyes open for this guy if you live in this area. He’s a sick person to rape an elderly woman.

  • Just Axin

    Lyndia: White’s commit few rapes and they never rape a black person. (Now insert your comment about how whites are serial murderers)

  • jen

    This man was spotted on Oak Park avenue in down town Tinley park this morning…When reported to police they said, “everyone has seen him. If you see him again call 911….Really???If everyone has seen him why is he not caught yet??

  • Bob Henning

    I read the daily headlines from several large Cities, new York, Los Angeles, St Louis, and Chicago. All of the above are according to the Headlines not Fit For Human Living. I also can`t help but notice that Chicagos Headlines are by far the Worst. It takes some doing to be a Bigger SH_T HO_E than St Louis and Los Angeles. Hope you Chicago Folks are Proud.

  • jim

    Just Axin

    “Lyndia: White’s commit few rapes and they never rape a black person. (Now insert your comment about how whites are serial murderers)”
    Oh realy what about all of the black women that were raped during slavery, thus creating all the many shades of brown from lightest to darkest, when they already had their white wives living in their house. Check your history.

    • Jermain Williams

      @Jim, The ancient history you have mentioned is completely irrelevant, the same as slavery. That was then, this is now. The black man stopped being the victim decades ago. Now he is the predator. Just Axin was correct in his statement.

    • Roberta Waker

      Good point, jim. If anyone took the time to check statistics on rapes by race, I’m sure the results would be very interesting if not enlightening.

  • Kaylaa

    I live about 30 feet away from where it happened. Its sick.
    My friend Holly Sansone got interviewed you mite have seen her on the news but yea…. What a sick person.

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