Weather Updates

Man, 87, golfing in Elgin’s Wing Park, is attacked by three teens

Updated: June 9, 2014 2:25AM

ELGIN — An 87-year-old man was practicing golf near the baseball fields in Wing Park when he was attacked by three teenage male teens, according to Elgin police.

According to a police department release, the teens struck the victim in the head and face with the golf clubs. The victim was able to get in his car and drive a short distance from the offenders, police said, and the teens fled with the golf clubs.

The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.

The teens were located in the area of Clifford Court by patrol officers, police said. All three were charged in Kane County with one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery (victim over 60), and one count of aggravated battery (victim over 60).

Two of the juveniles are 15 years old, and one is 16. All three were taken to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center. A detention hearing was to be held Sunday.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.