Man robbed at gunpoint
08/18/2010 10:00 PM
A man was exiting his workplace on the 200 block of W. Randolph August 15 at 7:25 a.m. when a man approached him from behind, displayed a large black metal pistol and demanded the contents of the victim’s shoulder bag. The victim gave the shoulder bag to the offender, and the offender fled North on Franklin. Police were notified and toured the area, but did not locate the offender. Police did locate the victim’s bag and returned it, but a laptop, a cell phone and $900 cash were missing.
Man acts a fool
A police officer on duty near the 400 block of S. Financial August 13 at 7:10 a.m. noticed a man slap a Chicago traffic aide’s right hand, knocking her traffic baton to the ground. The offender then proceeded to a nearby donut shop where he was asked to leave by a worker. The offender then spat in the face of the worker. As he was about to leave, the offender was arrested by police and charged with two counts of battery.
A man (who is a self-admitted drug dealer by occupation) had just left a family reunion and while driving near the 100 block of W. Cermak August 15 at 8:15 a.m. noticed a champagne-colored Cadillac following him. The man saw two friends standing near a bus stop, so he stopped his car and tried to talk to them, but they ran away. Then a man he knew from childhood entered the car, pointed a gun at his head and said, “Get your b-tch ass over.” Another man entered in the rear of the car and took $4,000 from the victim’s wallet which was sitting on the front seat of the car and threw the wallet at the driver/victim. The wallet struck the victim in the head and he toppled over, falling out of the car and on to the street. The victim lost consciousness and then woke up hours later in a hospital room. A witness called police, who approached the victim in the hospital. The victim told police he will “handle this myself.” He also told police, because he was a drug dealer, he did not want to attend any court proceedings lest he be branded a “stool pigeon.” The victim did tell police he believed the men congregate near a barber shop located around 47th and Michigan, and that they were drug users, not dealers. The victim said the men knew he carried around large sums of money.
Gas bag arrested
A man and a woman were sitting at a block of computers at the Harold Washington library located on the 400 block of S. State August 12 at 10:40 a.m. when the man became flatulent. Annoyed, the woman looked over at the man. The man allegedly responded by saying, “If you keep looking at me, I’m going to cut your balls off.” Fearing for her safety, the woman called security, who notified police of the verbal scuffle. Police arrived and arrested the man and transported him to the first district police station for processing.
A woman returned to her house on the 100 block of E. 16th August 9 at 6:15 p.m., found some signs of forced entry and her computer missing. Police had no leads.
Store robbed at gunpoint
Two men entered a store on the 100 block of N. Wabash August 14 at 9:37 a.m. and spoke to a female employee. Then one of the men pointed a gun at the employee. She screamed and started to run. One of the men grabbed her and threw her to the floor. The victim was eventually able to flee the store. The men approached another employee, flashed the gun at her and asked her to open the store’s cash registers. The employee complied, handing over an unknown amount of cash. The offenders fled. The first victim called police who arrived and toured the area. Police located one of the offenders at a nearby train station. When the offender was confronted by the officers, he said, “You got me. The gun is in my pants.” Police recovered the pistol from the offender and arrested him. They also recovered cash from the man and returned it to the store. No charges had been filed at the time of the report.
This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from the 1st and 12th districts of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Michael Nagrant