Chicago sisters stab store worker 27 times after being asked to put on a mask

Chicago sisters arrested for stabbing worker 27 times after being asked to put on mask

CHICAGO — Two Chicago women have been arrested after one woman held a man down while the other stabbed him dozens of times.

According to police, 21-year-old Jessica Hill and her 18-year-old sister, Jayla Hill, entered a neighborhood shoe store Sunday night, where a store security guard greeted them and asked them to put on face masks and use hand sanitizer placed at the front of the store.

The sisters refused and became involved in a verbal argument with the 32-year-old man, officials said.

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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, one of the sisters picked up a trash can and “smashed” it in the 6-foot-5, 270-pound security guard’s face. The women then began punching him.

After the altercation became physical, Jessica Hill used a knife that was in her back pocket to stab the man while Jayla Hill grabbed his hair and held him in place, police spokeswoman Karie James said.

Jessica Hill stabbed the man at least 27 times in the back, chest and arms while the guard and an assistant store manager asked them to stop, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

After the guard became free, the sisters kicked him in the head and body, prosecutors said.

A surveillance camera in the store captured the entire incident.

“It’s the complete randomness of this. It’s terrifying,” Judge Mary Marubio said Tuesday.

Marubio ordered the sisters be held without bail on attempted murder charges.

Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jessica Hill (L) and Jayla Hill (R) (Photo provided by Chicago Police Department)
Jessica Hill (L) and Jayla Hill (R) (Photo provided by Chicago Police Department)