Friday, August 30, 2013

SMOKED: Transvestite Swipes Shopkeeper's Phone

A man dressed as a woman with a taste for 90's fashion stole an employee's phone from Halsted Smoke Shop, 3448 N. Halsted, at 11:35PM Thursday.

The cross-dressing klepto, described as male, black, 6' tall, wearing a black top and Daisy Dukes-style jean cutoff shorts was last seen running southbound on Halsted from Newport.

No police report could be located by CWB.

14 comments:

  1. Tom Elliott of Center on Halsted is confident that criminals are not using the services of Center on Halsted

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  2. Why does the CoH have armed security?

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  3. Transvestites receiving services at COH during the day are not necessarily the same ones providing services on Halsted at night.

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  4. Tom Elliott should share his knowledge with the police if he knows who is committing all of these crimes.

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  5. it may be hard to prove that there are criminals coming out of the center since coh has sponsored at least one seminar on how to clear your criminal record.

    http://bit.ly/18qrXC6

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  6. "it may be hard to prove that there are criminals coming out of the center since coh has sponsored at least one seminar on how to clear your criminal record."

    Please attend the upcoming CAPS meeting and bring this up as the subject of these social service organizations always comes up....and even better if Channel 32 News does indeed show up.

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  7. The Center on Halsted has been a victim of theft itself. A few years ago, someone stole the money bag from the front desk, took out the cash, and ditched the bag (containing personal checks to COH) on the garbage dumpster behind my place. I returned the checks to COH.

    That was right around the time that two transvestites broke into my apartment building basement and used a storage unit to sleep at night until they got caught one morning by our building handyman and ran out.

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  8. Given the neighborhood that this blog serves, I suggest a more thoughtful and careful description of alternative lifestylers, even if they are suspected of criminal activity.

    I respect the care writers take in describing ethnic origin and wish they would do the same for sexual orientation/gender-presenting.

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  9. Anonymous said...
    Given the neighborhood that this blog serves, I suggest a more thoughtful and careful description of alternative lifestylers, even if they are suspected of criminal activity.

    I respect the care writers take in describing ethnic origin and wish they would do the same for sexual orientation/gender-presenting.
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    Hi Anonymous,

    We'd appreciate some direction on this point.

    That said, we are not looking to guess whether or not a cross-dressing offender gender identifies one way or the other, is cross-dressing for "fun," is cross-dressing as a disguise to evade capture after engaging in criminal activity, or any other possibility.

    With that in mind, which terms are appropriate?

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  10. wish they would do the same for sexual orientation/gender-presenting.
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    it is unfair to assume that the large number of criminals who go about their business in drag are gay or gender identify differently. making those assumptions is an insult to persons who truly are. i support cwb on this one. they should report it straightforwardly without assuming that the robbers fighters and thieves who cross dress represent any community other than the criminal community

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  11. No,IdoNOTworkForCOHAug 30, 2013, 10:36:00 PM

    If COH did hold a seminar on how to clear one's criminal record, it was probably part of their efforts to help lbgt youth get employed. Let's not forget that there are youth who patronize the Center who do receive help in bettering themselves.

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  12. I remember seeing flyers for this seminar in windows. I used to be an LGBT youth, and never had a record to purge. It was also a worse time for gay youth.

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  13. Blue hair, rage, and short shorts might be a bigger hinderance to getting an office job than a easily expunged criminal record.

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  14. ^^^^^ People who steal have a hard time finding and keeping jobs too. That probably factors into the equation pretty strongly.

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