Chicago Woman With 396 Arrests Ordered To Get Mental Help By Judge
A homeless Chicago woman, Shermain Miles, 51, who has been arrested 396 times in the past 35 years has been ordered by a judge to get mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Accused of attacking a city alderman, Miles appeared in a Cook County court on Monday. She pleaded guilty to trespassing and public drinking in separate cases. However, Judge Peggy Chiampas sentenced Miles to time served after she agreed to undergo a mental health evaluation and get follow-up treatment.
“All of us are reaching out to you and offering you, maybe for the first time in your life, a hand, OK?” Chiampas told Miles.
“But you’ve got to reach out and grab all of our hands as well.” Miles, who has dozens of convictions for felonies and misdemeanors, thanked the judge for her help.
Miles has been arrested 65 times for disorderly conduct and has used at least 83 different aliases.
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