Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BOOZEY: Shoplifter Who Bit Jewel Security Guard Is Identified

UPDATE JANUARY 19: This incident is now classified as a robbery.

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Say hello to John Adkisson.

He's the local nuisance who's facing felony aggravated battery charges for trying to escape with stolen liquor by repeatedly biting a Boystown Jewel-Osco security guard and screaming "I got AIDS" on Sunday.

CWB told you about the incident that night and published further details yesterday.

The Chicago Tribune carries the story tonight, but they left out the part about Adkisson's AIDS threat, which was a key factor in the decision to upgrade his charge to aggravated battery.

When police arrested Adkisson, they found that he already had a pair of handcuffs dangling from one wrist — another detail that is omitted from the Trib report.

It is not known if Adkisson, who lives in Uptown, is the shoplifter who escaped the grasp of an Uptown Target security guard on December 17 with the guard's handcuffs still attached to his left wrist.

The offender in the Target incident was armed with a utility knife and was described as male, black, dressed as a woman, 40 years old, very thin, wearing a women's three-quarter length beige faux fur, skin tight blue jeans, long brown hair, a skull cap, lots of stubble, and carrying a tan purse.
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 Image: Cook County Sheriff's Office