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Man charged in Dominick's pepper spray attack

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  • Dexter Curry

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A Chicago man accused of dousing two women with pepper spray at a Willowbrook grocery store was ordered held Tuesday on $250,000 bail.

Dexter Curry, 40, appeared in DuPage County bond court on a felony charge of aggravated battery. Prosecutors said a bystander caught Curry rifling through an 86-year-old woman's purse Monday as she shopped at Dominick's, 6300 Kingery Highway.

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When both women confronted him, prosecutors said, he shot pepper spray into their faces. Judge Michael Wolfe set bail Tuesday at $250,000, meaning Curry would need $25,000 to get out of jail. Prosecutors said he had prior convictions for theft, armed robbery and drug possession, and has served prison time.

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