Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BATTER UP!: Citizen Ruined Car Break-In Spree, Cops Say

Mack Perry (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
Let's just say things didn't go as Mack Perry planned.

If this Chicago Police report we're reading is to be believed, the 48-year-old, thrice-convicted burglar, was on the streets of Lake View around 2:45 Monday morning, breaking into cars. Simple jobs for an old timer.

But things took an unexpected turn.

Police say a man heard a loud banging noise and an alarm sounding outside his home near the 700 block of Diversey.

Outside, he found his car trunk open with baseball bats, balls, and a gym bag on the ground. Steps away, he saw another car had a broken window and an "individual now known as Mack Perry inside….ransacking through the items inside the front and back seats."

Guess what happened next? The victim "picked up a bat off the ground and waited for the offender to exit the vehicle" at which time a "physical altercation ensued."

The victim was struck in both legs. Mack Perry wound up with a broken arm.

Next? Foot pursuit! Perry ran to his home in the 700 block of Diversey and tried to get in, but the victim was hot on his trail. At the door to Perry's apartment building, police say, "another physical altercation ensued. During the altercation, the front glass of the door was broken out." Perry managed to slip inside the building and gain entry to his apartment, locking the victim out.

Before long, police arrived and extracted Perry from his apartment.

He is charged with two counts of burglary, one count of criminal damage, and one count of battery. Bond is set at $50,000.

Perry has a generous rap sheet, featuring 3 months probation for burglary in 1986; 3 years in prison for burglary in 1990; 6 years in prison for robbery in 1994; and 3 more years for burglary in 2000.

Monday's incident is recorded in CPD case HX428772.
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17 comments:

  1. The area needs more victims like that.

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    1. I'm in agreement, and next time he needs to swing a little higher in the strike zone. Although admittedly I'm unclear if the "victim" was struck in legs or if he struck Perry in the legs. Either way, the head is higher than the arms.

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  2. I am the LIBERAL one too. Can these career criminals be separated from society?

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  3. It must be an unusual, unanticipated shock to them to be told "no".

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  4. So, is this the first time Mack Perry has gotten busted in 14 years?
    If so, this was a pretty good stretch of keeping his nose clean or not getting caught.
    Who's his landlord? I'm guessing with a broken door, they may want to start running criminal background checks on their tenants.

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  5. I am very happy with the outcome of this story. I hope somehow the victim doesn't get slapped with a charge for assault. We definitely do need more victims like this. Props to him for picking up the slack that our dwindling police force doesn't have the means to handle.

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    1. Assault is words, battery is contact... FYI

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  6. 700 block of Diversey? How does this guy afford living in that neighborhood?

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    1. I'd guess Heartland Alliance.

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    2. Panera Cares?

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    3. "How does this guy afford living in that neighborhood?"

      Because the neighborhood has evolved into a host for parasites like him.

      I can remember overhearing a panhandler who stands in front of a local grocery store laughing how he "gets over" on the folks in the neighborhood.

      One day he offered me sushi. Apparently one of the folks he gets over on bought him the sushi. He told me he don't do sushi because they don't cook that shit.

      The neighborhood has become the path of least résistance for many of Chicago's Parasites.

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    4. The other day while at Addison and Clark I watched a young couple go up to an obvious homeless person, speak to him, hand over the guys cell phone, the homeless man then took a picture of the couple, the guy forked over a buck or two and took his phone back. Lucky for him that they found a good homeless person... But of course someone here would say if the guy ran off with the phone it wouldn't be the victims fault...

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    5. I had the opposite experience. These thugs hanging out under a tree after riot fest (oh wait, that was pride fest) wanted me to stop and take their picture on the darkest part of the street. Sure! Hilarious. I told them I really had to pee and kept walkin'.

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  7. Time to start presenting CIB good citizen awards.

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  8. This is what happens when you screw with a Marine after robbing a store:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp

    That city also has a army base in it, there's a good chance you will get your butt kicked pulling the kind of stuff they do in Boystown so downtown Augusta doesn't have as much of a problem as we do.

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