She saw someone who was sick and went to help... then what happened? The guy she helped punched her?
so this answers my question about her benefits coverage...This isn't a racially motivated crime. It's an unfortunate part of the job. That A-Hole definitely commited a crime, but she's a security officer and part of her job is encountering violent people. It has nothing to do with her being a woman. When people see any form of "law enforcement" they don't generally see gender.
The GFM started out with a goal of 5k. In less that 24 hours the goal has been raised to 20k. She will be having surgery on her eye on Wednesday to fix the damage caused by the thug. The police will have some updates tomorrow about the assailant as I have a feeling that they will have some good news.
- (Random commenter): What exactly is the Board of this building doing to contribute to Zoa's medical expenses and potential time she'll need to take off from work and school? You employ her and she got hurt on your watch, recorded by your building's camera's. I feel you owe it to all of the generous contributors to share YOUR commitment to Zoa's well-being, as I came here ready to donate and stopped because the building's board hasn't shared their intentions. She deserves YOUR support first and foremost.
-(Person who started the GFM): I wanted to comment on questions about her Worker's Comp Insurance. Zoa is employed through a Security agency that we have hired and she will be covered through their policy.
BS. Never seen so much BS in my lifeHe turned himself in
Man caught on video punching female security guard apologizes after surrendering
A man caught on video punching a female security guard in River North is apologizing after surrendering to police, saying through a representative "there are consequences he knows he has to face."
"He knew what he did was wrong," Dawn Valenti said as she stood outside the Area Central police station where the man was being held Tuesday. "I can't tell you how sorry he is.
"He hit a woman," she said. "That's not what he does."
Valenti, who is well-known for helping victims of Chicago violence, was not defending his actions. "I did not condone what he did,'' Valenti said.
She told reporters she knows the man's family through a friend and agreed to drive the man to the police station.
She would not identify him but said he has an "exemplary" record. No charges had been announced as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.
The early Sunday attack was captured by surveillance cameras at the entrance of the building in the 600 block of North Franklin Street.
The video shows the guard, Zoa Stigler, walking up to a man after he sat down on the sidewalk and leaned against the building just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Stigler said she checked on whether the man needed help and then called Chicago police.
Stigler is seen on the video bringing out a bucket after the man vomited. By this time, another man and two women have showed up and Stigler said she told the four to leave.
“They didn’t want to,’’ Stigler said, telling her, “No. We’re fine right here.’’ Stigler said she insisted. “Move over," she told them. "You’ve got to go over, go over.’’
Before she knew it, the man began walking toward her. “I just knew something was coming towards me," Stigler said.
The man threw a water at her, then dropped the bottle and punched her in the face, according to the video.
“I fell back, I stumbled back,’’ Stigler said. “Oh my God, he just hit me in my eye,’’ Stigler said she thought to herself. “I’m in a daze, my vision is blurry, the left side of my face hurt."
The four then walked away. “He wasn’t stumbling when he walked away," she said. "He was steady. Like, no remorse, no nothing."
Stigler said the punch caused injuries to her nose and eye.
The president of the building's condo association has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her expenses. The initial goal was $5,000, then raised to $15,000 and then to $20,000 after donations poured in.
By mid-afternoon, more than $12,300 had been raised.
One owner of a condo in the building wrote, "My friend is a really good lawyer and said he will represent her pro bono."
Asad Khan, who created the GoFundMe page, said Stigler began working there about two months ago. “She needs surgery on her eye,’’ Khan said. “He fractured her right eye socket and the bridge of her nose."
Khan called Stigler an "exemplary" worker and an "amazing" person. “Amazing person that she is, she actually cleaned up that guy’s vomit before she went to the hospital."
On Tuesday afternoon, Stigler was at the Area Central police station looking at pictures of possible suspects. Detectives asked her if she could pick out the person who hit her.
“Oh yes,’’ she told the detectives. “I was surprised because I didn’t think I could."
BS. Never seen so much BS in my life
Uh, apparently, that IS what he does...
Exemplary record is officially cancelled.
This guy is latino, so he's going to jail. He's gonna learn there...
George Zimmerman had a retired judge dad, all the racist second amendment/stand your ground people, the cops, and even his prosecutor behind him tho (I'm sure he made a pact with the devil) smh. Hopefully this douchebag won't have much support because of the video, and maybe go at least a few days and get his a$$ beat in jail. I am praying she'll sue and get paid either way though.Eh, George Zimmerman wouldn't see the light of day if that was the case and he's definitely more "Latino-presenting" than the goon who punched the security guard.
I hope she's able to sue because I see the "justice" system pulling the okey-doke.