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

12 comments:

  1. "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."

    Jesus, that is both the scariest and most hilarious thing I've read today...

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  2. Once again, thanks for being ahead of this story, CWB. Great work!

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  3. Further evidence that liquor does not fix ugly.

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  4. This lovely person is/was regularly outside of COH. He/She is very loud and gets pissed if you don't step out of his/her way on the sidewalk.

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  5. Thanks for cutting budget to mental health services, Rahm.

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  6. Excellent, behind bars where he/she belongs. Now I won't have to keep calling the police because he/she locks themselves in my Starbucks bathroom for 45 min at a time

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  7. i was walking out of the jewel when the security guard caught this person. It was pretty intense and scary. As i walked by during the scramble the person was spitting everywhere and had at least two giant bottles of grey goose hidden away in their jacket. At least they got good taste in vodka! hope the security guard is ok.

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  8. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's the same person.

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  9. In this person's mug shots he is typically dressed with a wig and women's clothes. Beware!

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  10. Didn't the bank branch in that Jewel get robbed a few months ago by a man dressed as a woman? I seem to have a vague recollection...

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    1. That person is believed to be an actual woman.

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/11/fbi-boystown-bank-robber-struck-same.html

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/05/bank-robbery-jewel-targeted.html

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    2. I was standing at the self-checkout that day and it's funny none of the Media/reports mentioned that the thief had Wire Cutters also being used to attack the security guard. Luckily, the security guard was able to grab a hold of his wrist. As the thief was taken down, a manager came up and helped hold the thief down until the police came. This creep was also wearing a wig but came off during the struggle.

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