A North Side alderman said Wednesday that he hopes help can be found for an apparently troubled woman who allegedly attacked him last week, adding yet another arrest to an already lengthy rap sheet.
, 46th, said he spotted a woman drinking on the sidewalk Friday evening at North Broadway and Montrose Avenue who he alleged has long “terrorized the community” with her drunken antics, aggressive behavior and even armed robberies.
As Cappleman called police on his cell phone, she ran at him and pushed another man, he said. That man then fell into Cappleman, knocking him into a bush, he said.
“She reached into her blouse and was chasing me,” said Cappleman, a social worker. “Two witnesses told me she has a knife, you better run, and I did.”
The woman, identified as Charmane Boone, 51, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault and battery, Chicago police said.
Cook County Court and state prison records indicate Boone, listed in state prison records as Shermain Miles, has been arrested more than 300 times since 1986 on drug possession, retail theft, criminal damage to property, prostitution and armed robbery charges.
She has been convicted and sent to prison at least 10 times, the records show. When she was arrested Friday, she was on parole for armed robbery after being released from prison in April 2011. Cappleman said she boasts of being arrested 446 times.
Cappleman said he would like to see the woman get into a program that treats whatever underlying problems she has.
“My goal is to get this woman help, so she is off the streets,” Cappleman said. “I am tired of this. The community is tired of this. . . . We have someone … who is terrorizing our community, and we can’t stop it.”
Tribune reporter Mitchell Smith contributed.