Chicago Police now say that "stroller mom's" story is holding up, based on the bits of paint found on the stroller -- they match paint from the barricade the mom said it hit.
So, I guess this news makes the mom's story more believable -- despite the fact that more than 50% of CTA Tattler readers said in a poll that they think stroller mom is shading the truth. But then, about a third of use really don't know what to believe.
In his column today, Eric Zorn also expresses his own doubts in the mom's story, and reports an interesting fact I hadn't heard before: The mom was holding the stroller and the baby when she got to the top of the platform. Then she unfolded the stroller, put the baby in it, and *then* pushed the stroller partway onto the car. If she was holding the baby and stroller, why take the time to unfold it and put her in it? Why not just step onto the train car? Questions, questions.
We'll keep monitoring this story. It has all the basic ingredients of a great story: baby, mom, stroller, CTA.
Who could ask for anything more?