Son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets robbed; bet he wished he’d had protection

Chicago’s crime epidemic is so bad, it’s finally affected Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s family.

The mayor’s son, Zach Emanuel, 17, was talking on his cellphone outside the family home Friday when he was robbed by two males, according to the Chicago Tribune.

One assailant “placed his arm around the victim’s neck in a rear chokehold,” while the other punched the teen, causing him to fall to the ground, the Tribune said in quoting the police report.

“The offenders then asked the victim, ‘What else you got?’ [and] forced the victim to enter his security code to unlock the phone,” the report said.

The thieves then ran from the scene. A family doctor treated Emanuel at home for minor injuries, according to the Tribune.

“The Mayor’s focus is on his son’s well-being, and as parents, he and Amy ask that the media respect their family’s privacy at this time,” the mayor’s spokeswoman, Kelley Quinn, said in a statement.

Quinn said Zach Emanuel is doing fine and was able to join the family on a trip Saturday.

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