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    IL Senator/ex-NFL'er Napoleon Harris fights off muggers, helps catch murder suspects

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    State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects
    A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month.

    State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard.

    Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men attacked the senator when he arrived at the vacant house, which is up for sale.


    “They put a chokehold on the senator, but to no avail. They were really trying to choke him to death, and he was just too strong. He out-powered all four of them,” Howard said. (...) Howard is also spokesman for the Harvey Police Department, and said Harris called 911 and followed the muggers’ Chevy Tahoe from a distance after the mugging. Harris let police know where the truck was going.

    The attackers eventually abandoned the Tahoe at a lumber yard in South Holland and escaped, but, Howard said crime scene investigators found blood inside the back of the truck, which was registered to a man who had been reported missing in Fulton County, Georgia. That man was later found dead in Georgia, and the blood in the truck was his.

    Using evidence they had, as well as a description of Harris’ attackers, police knew who they were looking for.

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