Ride home after being robbed
05/02/2012 10:00 PM
A 25-year-old Chicago man told police he was robbed on Friday, April 27 outside the Cactus Bar, 404 S. Wells St., by two men in a black Range Rover who eventually drove him home.
The man told police he was at the bar with his girlfriend and first noticed the men in the Range Rover when he went outside to call a cab for his girlfriend to go home. He said he then went back in the bar to have a couple more drinks.
He left the bar around 6:30 p.m. and was walking to a bus stop when a man he described as 5-foot-10 and 270 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a white sweater, came up from behind with a gun and directed him to a nearby alley and into the Range Rover.
A second man, whom he described as 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, wearing a blue dress shirt and black dress pants, then pulled a handgun out of the glove compartment and took the victim’s debit card, email address, a Wisconsin ID and $100 cash.
They then ordered the victim to give up his PIN number and took an additional $100 out of his ATM. When the victim wouldn’t divulge his home address, one of the men slapped him across the head.
The offenders then reportedly drove the victim to where he was staying in the 4200 block of North Marine Drive, and told him not to call police or they would hurt his family in Wisconsin. They also told him not to cancel his debit card. By the time the victim did cancel it, they had taken $1,500 from the account.
Woman claims she was raped
An Aurora woman claimed she was raped Sunday, April 29 after waking up naked in an apartment in the 1100 block of South State Street.
The 26-year-old woman told police she was with two friends the night before and visited two bars, one in Lake View and one on Division Street. However, the woman apparently got separated from her friends and sought help because she was lost.
The woman told police she was approached by a man who first asked if she was OK, and then went to get her some water.
She told police the next thing she knew, the man was on top of her in South Loop apartment at about 8 a.m. on April 29. She said the man then left and said he would be back. She then got dressed and reported the incident to police, who took her to Mercy Hospital. No arrest had been made as of April 30.
Moral duty to stay
Chicago Police may have arrested the first protester of the upcoming NATO summit at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23 when a 60-year-old man from the Bridgeport neighborhood of the city reportedly refused to leave City Hall at 121 N. LaSalle St.
Police said they told the man it was time to leave because City Hall was closing. However, he reportedly would not leave, saying it was his moral obligation to stay and “prevent NATO from coming to Chicago.’’ He was charged with criminal trespass to land.
Don’t spit on my car
A 26-year-old man was charged with aggravated battery after injuring a man he accused of spitting on his Mercedes.
Police said Joseph T. Thomas, of the 900 block of North Crosby Street, allegedly confronted the man at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at 205 W. Randolph St. days after the victim allegedly spat on Thomas’ car.
Thomas told police the victim had initially punched him before retreating into a nearby building. When he emerged, Thomas reportedly picked the man up and slammed him on the sidewalk.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital with a head injury. Police said Thomas is 6-foot-8 and weighs 280 pounds. The victim, police said, was 5-foot-6.
This summary contains information taken from the crime reports and arrest records of the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Mike Ulreich