Deliveryman charged in South Loop attack

October 27, 2011 11:32:33 AM PDT
A Northwest Side man faces misdemeanor charges after an alleged attack in a South Loop high-rise in the 1100-block of South Michigan Avenue.

Guillermo Balingit, 36, of the 6000-block of West Byron, was charged with one count of simple battery.

Sources tell ABC7 the alleged victim, 21, let the driver, Balingit, into her home and allowed him to massage her during a delivery from Peapod at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Peapod is an online grocery shopping delivery service.

The woman went to Mercy Hospital where police say she was in good condition.

Authorities who went looking for the driver found him at 16th and Wabash, where the delivery truck was located. Police say he was still in his work uniform.

STATEMENT FROM PEAPOD REGARDING SOUTH LOOP INCIDENT
October 27th, 2011, Skokie, IL: "Peapod is investigating the arrest of one of its drivers in connection with an incident involving a customer. Peapod considers the safety of its customers to be one of its top priorities. We conduct criminal background checks of all drivers before they are hired by Peapod, which are updated periodically. We are taking this matter very seriously and continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities."


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