Thursday, November 28, 2013

TURKEY TROTS: Man Loses Phone While "Trying To Be Nice"

It's going to be an extra special Thanksgiving in some thief's house.

A man loaned his phone to a stranger at Halsted and Roscoe around 10:45 last night and was stunned to see the man bolt off into the night with his property.

The victim gave chase northbound on Halsted Street but apparently failed to catch up with the hoodlum, who is described as male, black, in his early 20's, 5'10" tall, 140 pounds, wearing a black jacket and gray pants.

Case number for the theft is HW549571.

Image: charbroil.com

21 comments:

  1. The funniest thing about this story is that the clueless guy was "stunned."

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  2. Lesson Learned, dont give your phone out to anyone you dont know
    make the call for them, if thats not okay, then forget it!

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  3. Never trust strangers it's number 1 City Smarts. I can't feel sorry for stupid people.

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  4. Blame the victim ya'llz. Blame the victim. You know damn well if he didnt submit, he'd be in the hospital.

    So this is your next crime wave "trend". What are YOU going to do when one asks?

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    1. Ahh talk very loud and say hell no and keep walking.

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  5. Jeeze you people are ruthless to someone who was, at worst, naive enough to try and do a stranger a favor.

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    1. As Judge Judy says, "I don't reward stupid."

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  6. Perhaps the victim was a tourist from Iowa and not use to Big City crime. Welcome to Chicago!

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  7. I sure hope he doesn't fall prey to the "wallet inspector."

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    1. I shared this with my fellow Chicagoans here at a bar in Shanghai (we're all expats, a couple of us with condos in Lakeview) and we all laughed and laughed. Good one.

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  8. I was at Downtown Lounge and some guy had his iPhone on the bar starting leaving and his friend noticed it. I think they may have been from out of town. They were drunk and it was early. I said just a heads up be careful with your iPhone people are stealing them right and left especially if you go to Boystown. They looked at me like I was joking. Anyone that thinks anything you wear, flash or show that is not a target for thieves is stupid. There is something called City Smarts and it means you are cautious of all people. Just like if someone on the street asked you if you had change for a 20 and you take your wallet out that is just stupid. Say no, and double no and go on your way. To engage any stranger is dangerous. I don't let people approach me on the street. I am not rude just not stupid. This isn't Mayberry! This story reminds me of the people that hired people to help them move and the people they hired drove off with all their stuff

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  9. My personal solution is to not stand and talk with anyone unfamiliar to me. I simply walk away, and cross the street to avoid unknown persons. If pursued I will discharge pepper spray and prepare to transition to another weapon if that fails.

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  10. Bullet inspectors! CCW is coming!

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  11. Got word lot of down cars tonight and lot of one man cars for some reason on a Friday night. Goodluck tonight officers, stay safe, we will be praying for you to do your best and to be safe. God Bless

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  12. There are alot of officers on medical, have been for months even iod saying they can't work but ok to go out while other officers work every night. And then there are officer that take off every weekend to go out and for some reason they let them, the same ones. It's a pattern same ones taking off, same ones on medical Im sure through all the holidays now.

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    1. do you mean a certain officer iod drinking at houndstooth 4-5 nights/week....just saying

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    2. Sounds like he's making the bosses look like fools lol
      But yes everyone know this is happening.

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  13. We thank the officer that come to work every night. We need you and we hope that you all are safe protecting us with all this increase in crime here but no increase in police. So we thank you

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  14. maybe these officers should look for another job if they can not and do not want to work. Maybe they can replace them with new officers that want this job and want to work

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    1. That would be so great except there hasn't been a new officer assigned to the district in almost a decade... Least senior person has like 8 years. Good for having seasoned officers, bad for aggressive tactics and health. A 55 year old just doesn't have the health of a 25 year old in general

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