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updated: 3/6/2014 6:37 PM

Palatine man indicted in food delivery attack case

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  • Igor Karlukov

    Igor Karlukov


A Palatine man used a fast food sandwich delivery to burst into an apartment and attack a woman the same day she had an order of protection issued against him, authorities said.

Igor Karlukov, 36, of the 1300 block of Turtle Creek Circle, was indicted Thursday in Lake County court on a dozen criminal counts, including home invasion, aggravated domestic battery and stalking. He faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of attacking the unidentified victim at her Mundelein apartment Jan. 29, Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Scheller said.

Karlukov is due back in court on March 19 for arraignment.

Scheller would not release any information about the victim, but said Karlukov was stalking and aggressively calling the woman, prompting her to obtain an order of protection Jan. 27.

After being served with the order two days later, Karlukov went to a fast-food restaurant in Mundelein and persuaded the restaurant employees to deliver a sandwich to the victim as a gift, Scheller said.

The restaurant complied, and a delivery driver went to the victim's apartment with Karlukov and knocked on the door, Scheller said.

When the victim opened the door a crack to tell the delivery driver she didn't order or want the sandwich, Karlukov pushed his way inside, jumped on the victim, and began hitting and choking her, Scheller said.

The unidentified driver called 911 during the attack, Scheller said. The victim's male roommate appeared and pushed Karlukov off the woman.

Karlukov was able to escape the apartment complex before police arrived, Scheller said.

Later that night, Karlukov appeared in a rental car in the apartment complex parking lot while police were performing extra patrols, Scheller said. Karlukov was taken into custody by Mundelein police, questioned, then charged, Scheller said.

Scheller said Karlukov told police he wanted to "kill and destroy" the woman, adding she "stole his soul and he wanted to get it back."

Karlukov remains held in Lake County jail on $500,000 bail, of which he must post $50,000 to be freed. If he is released on bail, Scheller said, he was warned to not have any contact with the victim.

Defense attorney Eric Rinehart would not comment on the case.

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