A "caustic liquid" is to blame for seriously burning a woman's face during an armed robbery in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
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The family of Esperanza Medina said the 47-year-old woman was attacked in the 2900 block of West Altgeld Avenue by two teenage girls as she was going to work early Monday morning.
Medina was seriously injured, with burns on roughly 25 percent of her body. She will likely need plastic surgery, Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik said, adding that he did not know what kind of liquid was used in the incident and said no one else was injured in the attack.
The dark, sticky liquid was considered incredibly dangerous, prompting first-responders to coat Medina's vehicle in a neutralizing powder.
Police have so far identified the case as a random robbery, but Medina's family said they think the attack was personal.
Shirley Medina described previous incidents, including threatening telephone calls, car tires slashed, windows smashed, and the theft of a car stereo and a purse containing rent money.
Medina was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was in serious condition Monday evening.
"They have her wrapped up. She has medication on her. She has a tube down her throat to help her breath," Medina's daughter, Shirley, said.
It was unknown whether the two suspects got away with anything and they remained at large at 7:30 a.m., he said.
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