Tuesday, June 03, 2014

ONE-MAN CRIME WAVE: Dreadlocked Man Running Wild Near Clark/Diversey

A dreadlock-sporting white guy with tattoos and a "grunge rocker" appearance who wanders the area around Clark and Diversey is single-handedly ruining the Chicago Police Department's trite "crime is down" mantra.

Police were called to Monsignor Murphy's bar, 3019 Broadway, at 3:15PM today after the man was seen ripping a sign off of the storefront. The offender, whose description matched that given by earlier victims, was wearing a purple shirt with numbers on it. He was last seen walking westbound on Barry toward Halsted.

Early this morning, a dreadlocked white man with a "grunge rocker" appearance threw coffee on a security guard at the Clark & Diversey Walgreens.

Over the weekend, at least two businesses near Clark and Diversey reported that a man matching the offender's description stole—or tried to steal—employee tip jars.

Witnesses this morning said the man was seen walking into an SRO "hotel" on Clark just south of Diversey.
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7 comments:

  1. I have made a very good decision not to return to Chicago this year for the first time since 1998.
    Broad daylight, and near the Days Inn. It is no longer sufficient to stay south of Belmont.

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    1. "How can you be so negative?". "These things just happen, it's a big city".

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  2. He can be found and caught any morning at Panera Cares on Diversey getting free handouts.

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    1. You mean Panera Scares -- you know the place that needs SECURITY now. Speaking of which - its a GHOST town now -- used to be you couldn't even get IN because of the study-hall mentality - everyone with laptops - no - no problems.

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    2. Several months ago I posted about the Panera location. While many of this site want to assign all blame to COH for what goes on in our once decent neighborhood, don't forget that COH is not alone in welcoming one and all to the Lincoln Park/Lakeview neighborhoods.

      Living quite close to Panera for about 10 years, there is no doubt that quality of life in the area has significantly deteriorated since they flipped to the soup kitchen concept. While I never was a fan, how well The Doctor describes how it once was there, with every Big 10 alum spending half the day there on Facebook. Who would have thought that those were the days!

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  3. I've seen that fool also. He can frequently be found ambling along Broadway south of Roscoe. Surprised he hasn't been nailed yet.

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  4. Yep, he passed me on a skateboard on Saturday near the Walgreens at Broadway and Belmont. This guy's appearance is so noticeable that it shouldn't take the police long to spot him. Won't matter, I suppose, as he'll be back on the street in our neighborhood within a few weeks/months.

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