A Chicago woman who said she was having a bad day was arrested for attempted murder for pushing a stranger onto the city’s electrified train tracks on Friday.
Chicago Police arrested Wilma Maxey, 57, for pushing a woman she did not know onto the CTA’s train tracks at a North Rogers Park train station, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The suspect told police she was “having a bad day” and “wanted to kill someone” because her bank account had not cleared her to access a sum of cash she was waiting to spend.
Maxey was at the Mores Avenue train stop just before 7:00 a.m. on March 2 when she saw a 66-year-old woman walking down the platform. Police say Maxey then stood up from her bench, walked over to the victim, shoved the woman off the platform and down onto the train tracks. Maxey then allegedly sat back down on the bench, where police found her after being called to the scene by a witness.