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Man Arrested For 65th Time After Holding Woman And Her Children Hostage

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (STMW) - A woman and her two small children escaped a home in unincorporated Northbrook after her attacker fell asleep, ending a week-long captivity during which the woman was repeatedly beaten.

Francisco Tirado, 27, of the 3700 block of Salem Walk in unincorporated Northbrook, was charged Friday with two felony counts of aggravated domestic battery and one felony count of aggravated unlawful restraint, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff's office.

The arrest was the 65th since 2001, the release said.

Tirado was also charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of interference with emergency communications related to domestic battery, according to the release.

Tirado returned to his home heavily intoxicated Sept. 22 and was confronted by the woman after he urinated on the bathroom floor, the release said. He then began to beat and kick the woman.

He also shoved her head into a toilet and hit it against it as well, the release said.

Tirado took the woman to the home of one of his family members in the Jefferson Park neighborhood the next day, where he choked her until she nearly lost consciousness, the release said.

Tirado stopped the attack when he saw a family member approaching, but then ordered the woman to drive him back to his home, the release said.

The woman tried to drive to the Chicago Police Jefferson Park District station at 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave., but Tirado held a knife to her throat and held his hand across the neck of her 5-week-old baby.

Tirado spit in the child's face as well as the face of the woman's 16-month-old toddler and threatened to kill both children, the release said.

Two woman and her children escaped Tirado's home Thursday after he fell asleep Thursday, according to the release.

Tirado appeared in Skokie bond court Friday, where Cook County Judge Marcia Orr set bond at $300,000, the release said.

The judge also issued an order of protection and barred Tirado from contact with the woman or her immediate family.

Tirado is schedule to appear in court again Oct. 7.

Tirado's previous arrests include aggravated assault with a weapon, domestic battery and striking and spitting in the face of a law enforcement officer, the release said.

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