Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HAPPY THANKS-TAKING: Halsted Thieves Take Victim's Purse, Car

Having your purse taken from a bar is one thing. Having the thieves then take your car is something else altogether.

And so it went for an unlucky Boystown bar-goer overnight. The stressed-out woman flagged down officers at Roscoe and Halsted around 11:45 last night.

Unknown offenders had taken the woman's purse from a nearby tavern, then stepped outside and started beeping her car keys until they located her vehicle. They proceeded to steal it, too.

Missing is the woman's silver 2011 Honda Civic, last seen parked facing north on Halsted near Roscoe. And her purse, of course.

The victim told officers that she had an altercation with three Hispanic females shortly before her purse and car went missing, but she does not know if they are responsible for the thefts.

UPDATE: The car and its owner have been reunited.

16 comments:

  1. A female gets her purse and car taken after an altercation at a Boystown bar with 3 other females. Why do they call this "Boystown" anymore?

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    1. Exactly. "Boystown" is a relic of the past.

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    2. I disagree. While Boystown may not be the same scene as 20 years ago, it's still a relevant cultural element of our city. And there are still many parts of our city where some of our most colorful visitors cannot openly be themselves without risking, at the very very least, intense mockery.

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  2. I still say the Ricketts family has their eye on Halsted so they can turn the whole damn neighborhood into Wrigley Wonderland. All they need is for one of those bar owners to sell, and the rest will go like dominoes.

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    1. Why would that be a bad thing?

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  3. The Ricketts are not interested in owning the neighborhood or the bars. They have more than they can handle with Wrigley Field. Also the bars that are making money the owners think they are worth many times more than they are. And the one bar on Halsted I know of that is for sale is being offered at $1,499,000 for the business only and asking for rent of 26k a month. Boystown and Halsted will never be what it was at it's peek. You don't have to have a gay bar today. All bars have gay and straight people working them.

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    1. Not all. They do have gay and straight patronizing them though.

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    2. But do pour the tea. Inquiring minds want to know.

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    3. Oh Spin. Yeah that price is a hoot.

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  4. I do think that Boystown's peak has passed. Thanks to things like the Grindr app, there is no longer a need or reason to go to a bar that is exclusively "gay", and, as it turns out, a lot of straight people seem to enjoy the type of bar culture that you see at places like Sidetrack. Although the roots of Boystown go back decades, the peak seems to have been the 90's and 2000's. Now that "being gay" is considered mostly mainstream, the mystique and wonder of a secret enclave of gay people, has passed. Add on the crime element to Boystown, and I think its golden era is over with.

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  5. I should ad the Ricketts would be the Roof Decks before anything else and they haven't even done that. Ricketts will wish they built in the Suburbs when the hood gets back to the way it was in the 70's with the crime.

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  6. I know of another Boystown bar that's about to go on the market. The little gay B&B was just sold. Two restaurants are out of business and won't be reopening as restaurants, nor will they be "gay." They heyday is over. : (

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    1. Not Villa Toscana? :O :(

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  7. I always keep my keys in my pocket when out then if they get your purse you still have a car. Even if you have to stuff your car key and house key and a 20 in your bra. If your purse and phone are lifted you can still get home.

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    1. I keep my car key and house key and a 20 in my jockstrap pouch. I also carry my cell phone and iPad there, along with a cigarette lighter and a comb and a couple of pens and my Ventra card and driver's license and some breath mints. It is uncomfortable as hell but gives me an awesome basket. Taking a piss can be a real project though.

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  8. LOL @ a car key and house key and a 20 in your bra. I guess the guy who gets to 2nd base with you will hit the jackpot.

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