Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SMALLTOWN BOY: Tourist "Greeted" On Addison

...but do so at your own risk. (Image: Choose Chicago)

A 21 year-old Midland, Michigan, man is leaving town this morning with no wallet, a better understanding of Addison Street, and a diminished opinion of Chicago after becoming lost during his efforts to "find the Addison train station."

Inconveniently for him, there are two L stations on Addison: the Red Line next to Wrigley Field and the Brown Line further west at Ravenswood. At some point in his adventure, a representative of Chicago's roving band of Welcome Agents managed to relieve the tourist of his wallet.

Our unfortunate victim abandoned his train search at 6:30 this morning and called for help from the Shell gas station at Addison and Ashland.

Officers gave him a ride to Union Station.