By Rosemary Regina Sobol
10:47 AM CST, December 3, 2012
An Arizona woman has been charged with firing a stun gun about 15 times at a woman on a Bucktown street so she and the victim’s daughter could steal a $40,000 engagement ring, police said.
Linda Falk, 55, was arrested Friday night at a motel in Bannockburn and charged with armed robbery using a Taser or stun gun, according to police.
The victim’s daughter, Julie P. Franck, was arrested on Nov. 16 and charged with armed robbery in connection with the attack, which occurred Oct. 9 outside the home of Franck's mother in the 1700 block of North Marshfield Avenue, according to court documents.
Franck, 36, was wearing a ski mask during the robbery of her 55-year-old mother, but a witness was able to pull it off before Franck and Falk drove off, prosecutors said.
Franck and Falk stole a 3.5-carat diamond ring as well as credit and debit cards and cash, according to court documents. Franck's mother was treated at Resurrection St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and released.
Franck, who is pregnant, has been ordered held on $300,000 bail. Falk, from Surprise, Ariz., was expected to appear in court today.
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