Saturday, October 18, 2014

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: Cabbie Says Sports Reporter And Pals Carjacked Him In Lakeview

Police guard the abandoned, allegedly carjacked, taxi cab at
Waveland and Lake Shore Drive this morning.
UPDATE OCTOBER 21: Details of the court filing are up. Klemko did not escape unscathed.
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Update 3:40PM: Misdemeanor battery and criminal trespass to vehicle charges have been filed.
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Updated 10:43AM—Reliable police and media sources have told us that charges are filed. Thanks for your patience as we dot the i's and cross the t's to get it right.
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The driver of Checker Cab 1331 was just doing his job when he drove some fares to Lakeview from Delaware Place early this morning.

Somewhere along the line, things took an unexpected turn.

The janitor of a highrise near Irving Park and Pine Grove called police at 12:55 this morning to report that the cabbie was in the building lobby, shaken, allegedly battered, and carjacked by his former passengers.

Police quickly located his cab, abandoned at Lake Shore Drive and Waveland. They also located and took into custody one of the alleged perpetrators: A moderately well-known sports reporter.

CWB is withholding the man’s name because charges have not yet been filed.

Evidence technicians are working the taxi over and detectives are pursuing the case. Police have classified the incident as vehicular hijacking in case HX472070.
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15 comments:

  1. Is this person famous enough to know if you're not a sports fan or is this one of those "famous" sports reporters that you know only if you're balls deep in ESPN's site on a daily basis?

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    1. Probably gotta be balls deep for this one. Although, he had some interesting coverage of law enforcement recently that gave him more TV time.

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    2. So it's an ESPN person, vs a WSCR person. This should be interesting, should the name eventually come out.

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    3. Somewhere in between. We hear charges have been filed...

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  2. out the bozo! I'm sure he is a small timer

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  3. Please tell me Lester Munson is involved...

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  4. Or Mark Giangreco.

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    1. Nope. Neither. This guy has more Twitter followers than either of those.

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  5. Let's see if ABC7 will feature this on their site as prominently as they did "CHICAGO COP GETS DUI" yesterday. Here there was an actual victim and an actual violent crime...something tells me the black ink curtain will fall on this one...hypocrites

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    1. THIS. I've gotten really tired of these holier than thou media types holding everyone else to a higher standard than that to which they hold themselves. Dave Savini, exhibit A.

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  6. Maybe Mike North knows...

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  7. Yea, the coverage on this by the Chicago media ought to be interesting. They broadcast bad cop stories to death.

    Hypocrits.

    Not a cop ora spelling bee champ.

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    1. There will be more press on this than the shootings and murders that take place this weekend.
      Who cares if some idiot with media exposure gets dunk and screws up.

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  8. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/18/sports-illustrated-writer-charged-with-hitting-cab-driver/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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  9. Happy Sweetest Day! Lakeview is so sweet it makes my tooth hurt!

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