Monday, October 14, 2013

WORST GET-AWAY EVER: Shoplifter's Sloppy Escape Draws Plenty of Attention, Cops

A simple shoplifting event went wild as the offender tried to make his getaway around the triangle formed by Clark, Belmont, and Halsted this afternoon.

A heavy-set male offender in his late 20's shoplifted at the CVS pharmacy, 3101 N. Clark, at 2:40PM according to police. He then ran out of the store and barreled into people who got in his way, including a bicyclist on the corner of Clark and Belmont. On-lookers thought the shoplifter was trying to rob people and several called 911.

Not willing to let a thug get away, some on-lookers took action and followed the thief, eventually directing an officer to his hideout: The DSW shoe store at Halsted and Clark.

An officer entered DSW and placed the shoplifter under arrest.  Police believe the bicycle bash was an accident.

The biker suffered wounds that left him bleeding from the mouth, but he refused EMS.

2 comments:

  1. That's not quite how it happened. The shoplifter from CVS was a thin guy in his 30's, and he didn't barrel into anyone. The person who did that was not the CVS shoplifter. Two seperate individuals. The shoplifter did enter the DSW store, and was apprehended, without incident. He was on probation, and was upgraded to a felony thereafter.

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  2. Anonymous said...
    That's not quite how it happened. The shoplifter from CVS was a thin guy in his 30's, and he didn't barrel into anyone. The person who did that was not the CVS shoplifter. Two seperate individuals. The shoplifter did enter the DSW store, and was apprehended, without incident. He was on probation, and was upgraded to a felony thereafter.
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