Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CREEPY: Video Camera Found In Bedroom Vent, Wrigleyville Woman Blames Landlord

Update 11:50AM: CWB can now report that the landlord is Patrick Cunningham, owner of Chicago Athletic Clubs. Police continue to investigate the matter to determine how the camera wound up in the bedroom vent. The camera was found in the third floor unit at 1155 Eddy.

Update 1:21PM: NBCChicago is reporting that Cunningham is the owner of 3 units in the same building, having purchased all three over the course of a few months in 2013.

UPDATE 2:43PM: Chicago police executed a search warrant in the rear basement of the condo building at 11:37 this morning. An evidence technician was requested immediately thereafter.

Our original report from 3:39AM follows.
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A Wrigleyville woman Monday discovered a "high tech" video camera hidden in a vent above her bed and the 20-something victim is telling police that she thinks her "much older" landlord is responsible.

Police are investigating to determine if her hunch is right. No one has been charged.

That landlord just happens to be the CEO of a Chicago business chain that would almost certainly not want to be associated with hidden cameras in any way.

CWB is withholding names and the address of occurrence because the investigation is on-going.

Officers allegedly found a mini "nerve center" for the video operation in the building's basement.

The case is categorized as unauthorized videotaping.
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43 comments:

  1. Who really cares ???
    All the violent crimes to people in the area this is Nothing.

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    1. The great thing about the Internet and newspapers is that you can skip material that does not interest you. It's so much more convenient than TV and radio, which force you to sit through things you don't like in order to hear about stories that interest you.

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    2. Well said CIB!

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    3. Always funny the number of people that take time out of their empty schedules to reply that a story is not newsworthy to them and therefore should not be to the rest of the world.

      A lot more people "care" about this news story than we "care" about a nitwit trying to determine what is newsworthy to us.

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    4. Always wondered about people like that . Maybe that's why his wife divorced him.

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  2. Wonder if there are cameras in the showers at his chain?

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  3. Well this will be interesting if it ever hits the lamestream media. But since our news in Chicago is incapable of doing anything other than parroting press releases, we'll be left to guess as to who this famous CEO is.

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    1. You are incorrect and rather snarky. His name was announced on the TV news this morning.

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  4. Horrible...looks VERY bad for that landlord.

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  5. If that was my health club, I might shower at home.

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    1. I agree. Who's to say the cameras aren't in the women's showers as well?

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    2. Django : the D is silentJan 20, 2015, 3:54:00 PM

      I belong to LVAC and I shower there. I'm not worried about it. But, I'm a guy.
      If the owner wants to get a look at my hairy junk, he can go right ahead. Just don't reveal my face. I've told a lot of women I'm hung like a horse.

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  6. Hilarious. Patrick Cunningham.. idiot~!

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  7. Excuse I am confused, are the statements "The camera was found in the third floor unit at 1155 Eddy." and "CWB is withholding names and the address of occurrence because the investigation is on-going." incongruous with each other?

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    1. It appears that you overlooked the word UPDATE.

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    2. Probably the same guy calling out typos in your other article. Don't feed the troll.

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  8. That IS my health club! And my daughters change, swim, and shower there!!! (well, they USED to)

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  9. It says the guys name at the top of the article and that he is the owner of The Chicago Athletic clubs. There is no mystery.

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  10. What type of building is this? The tenant is suspecting the landlord, but could it be a building manager?

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    1. It is a condo building where the current owner bought all 3 units. He may have a maintenance person but this is 3 condo building. 1155 W. Eddy is the address.

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    2. Yes, most landlords are only accessible via a P.O. box.

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    3. I'm guessing that the tenant knows who has access to her apartment. She's fingering the landlord, which carries some weight with me.

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    4. This could be a maintenance company person, or a previous tenant, or a tenant from another unit. Or a relative or former boyfriend who did maintenance. The owner is the easy guess, but there are any number of possibilities.

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    5. What speaks volumes is the Mr. Cunnigham hasn't released a statement. That's some poor PR.

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    6. Lawyers probably won't let him.

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  11. Hilarious...this guy lives right by me....owns BOTH condo units; he also did a deal with the Ricketts for the new Cubs-Sheraton Hotel at Wrigley. Chicago Athletic Clubs. He is fckd~

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  12. How do we know that it isn't the NSA?

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  13. Whomever is responsible - hang his ass. How rude!!

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  14. Have they checked the other 2 condos in the building for hidden cameras as well?

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    1. The search warrant reported covered the entire building.

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  15. Prince Tunney was on WGN at 5:00 tonight and is all over this case. He's even offered to help the victim re-locate if she no longer feels safe/comfortable - since he's being so generous, all the residents that feel unsafe should contact him for assistance, I'm sure he'd be more than happy to help all of us - not just one for the cameras.

    Another troubling spot on this segment tonight was a neighbor lady saying how shocked she was over this incident since she's always felt so safe in the neighborhood. Just goes to show most people don't have a clue as to how dangerous it has become.

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    1. PrincESS Tunney is trying to scarf up all the fuzzy good feelings and brownie points he can ... because he knows his re-election is very much not a sure thing. Sure, why not bamboozle those who are clueless, such as the neighbor lady being shocked over the incident and feeling safe out here. Ha!

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    2. This business has a few Tunnney signs around. And he's a member there. Doesn't surprise me that he's trying to save face now in case the owner is found to be a criminal-level perv.

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  16. The creepiest part is that the landlords owns several health clubs in Chicago, at one of which I'm a member. If he's taping in the lockerooms there, ugh. What a creep! If he's seen me on camera, I pity him. No amount of blurry black and white footage could make my cellulite and saggy ass look hot.

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  17. Check around and the media will not find many kind words about this guy and his resident party centric young girlfriend.

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  18. I installed a camera in my own condo - makes for fun watching!

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  19. I saw this sudden close-up of Tunney's face on the TV news saying "I'm kind of...like...weirded out." Well now you know how I feel when I see you, Tom.

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  20. I was told the victim and landlord used to have a relationship. But he's really old and she's really young. Creepy! Maybe this is revenge porn!

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  21. Has CWB seen any update on this case? Thanks!

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    1. Nothing significant. Investigation continuing at the time of our last update.

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  22. Did anyone ever find out what happened here?

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  23. I have also been wondering what happened here. Funny how this story just disappeared for the landlord.

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  24. Funny how it disappeared... Sad for the victim and any future victims.

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