Friday, May 08, 2015

SPECIAL OCCASION: Given Probation For Mugging Boystown Widow, Man Gets Re-Arrested (On His Birthday)

Vacha (Facebook)
Robert Vacha, who received probation after mugging a widow on the Boystown strip the day after the woman's husband died last August, was arrested on a probation violation warrant as he left the Center on Halsted Thursday. It was his 22nd birthday.

An officer who routinely patrols Halsted on foot recognized Vacha at the COH and arrested him nearby. Confronted by officers, Vacha allegedly identified himself as "Steven Lapinskas," a stunt that earned him an additional criminal charge of obstructing identification.

Vacha, who goes by the name Jacob Lapinskas on Facebook, is a "self admitted escort" according to last night's arrest report.

According to court records, Vacha is accused of violating the terms of his probation in five ways, including testing positive for marijuana (twice) and failing to make any payments toward court-imposed fines and fees.

Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept
Last August, Vacha mugged a 61-year-old woman at Halsted and Roscoe as she walked to have dinner with her family the evening after her husband died.

Officers tracked the woman's cell phone pings and arrested Vacha moments later inside the Brazilian Bowl restaurant at Broadway and Belmont.

First time strong arm robbery offenders generally pull a 3-year prison sentence in Cook County, but Vacha was given a tremendous break, receiving 6 months in the Cook County Jail (offset by time served) and 30 month's probation.

Three months before he robbed the widow, Vacha appeared in a video at the Windy City Times' "Youth Summit" in which his closing thought was "Don't trust everybody at first glance…always be aware of your surroundings."

Vacha's bond is set at $1,000.
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40 comments:

  1. What a little piece of work this "self-admitted escort" is! Mugging the woman the day after her husband was bad enough. Then he got basically a slap on the wrist for such a heinous act. Now, he is in trouble again. This is indeed a day of celebration, to hear that news. It was enjoyable to read how he is "turning his life around" on his Facebook page, with such morsels of joy as "Where the weed at its my bday" (posted May 7, his apparent birthday); :May has cum, and so should you, National Masturbation Month," (also posted May 7); and, my favorite, "To day is my motherfuck day and can't no one tell me shit cuz I my birthday and I'll do what I want to," That, too was posted May 7 (his birthday) but causes me concern ... isn't his free program at the CoH teaching him any better English skills than THAT? Mercy mercy mercy .....

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    1. would love to be a fly not the wall for the train wreck of a cooking class with this guy. Can you imagine what the instructor has to put up with with this little bozo?

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  2. I am so glad to see that the CPD nabbed that creep. Happy Friggin Birthday, jackoff! Thank you so much for following up on this story, CWB. I have been following his phony name Jacob Lapinskas Facebook page. He is a total loser. Just last month he posted a photo of his driver's license, which clearly shows "Robert Vacha" is his real name. Incredulously, the Center on Halsted provided him with a FREE 9-week culinary arts program, despite the fact that he had mugged that poor widow on Halsted only a few months previously. His Facebook timeline is filled with his drug activities that have to be in violation of probation. Nice job, CPD!

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  3. Remember the CoH spokesman who was "extremely confident" that neighborhood criminals do not utilize CoH services? I am "extremely confident" he is a liar.

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  4. I feel so old. I still remember the days when a male "escort" was a hunk.

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    1. And the worst thing you encountered maybe once a year was a person that had a few too many beers. Oh, these drugs now!

      With all the It Gets Better, Stop Bullying and coddling of these younger gays for a buck and publicity, they've created a much rougher road ahead for them. It's obvious many won't make it.

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  5. Some namby-pamby liberal judge will give little Robert/Jacob/Stephen a slap on the wrist, and he will be circulating back around the neighborhood in no time at all. According to his Facebook he is a brazen little twit, posting openly his drug and sex activities. I predict we will see his ugly puss mugshot on these pages again, soon. And probably he will post on his Facebook about the "inconvenience" of being arrested this week. What a nimrod.

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    1. The namby-pamby judge should take this "misunderstood" youth into his own house!

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  6. Wow. What an asshole.

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  7. Note on the driver's license pictured on his Facebook page, he uses the address of the Howard Brown Health Center.

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  8. Look at those cold soulless eyes in his mugshot, that cocky attitude, all of which clearly indicate he gives zero fucks about actions or consequences. And WHAT is that thing on top of his head??!? Has the Chia Pet come back into vogue?

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  9. The "social service" agencies are little more than hangouts and hideouts for criminals.

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    1. In Chicago, and most likely in most places across the U.S., they are run by pimps and drug dealers and other organized criminals. These scum know how to work the system. They get programs funded by a gullible public desperate to be "caring" and at tax payers' expense they set up shop right under our noses. No longer do they need to hide underground to do their criminal enterprising. Politicians are on their payroll.

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    2. Anyone want to organize a street protest in front of CoH? I'm serious? Reply if interested.

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    3. and get jumped by a bunch maniacs... hard to see where that works out well. Take a look at there not for profit tax filings, they have big$$$ send letter to their donors.

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  10. Nice hat he's wearing in the mugshot. It looks like one of those fuzzy covers that girls always put on their toilet lid.

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  11. Did the mugshot photographer at the Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept say, "Give me a really mentally challenged look"?

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  12. Here we have someone with no regard for anything or anyone. Mugging a 61-year-old woman the day after her husband's death, using her funds to have a free meal at Brazilian Bowl, smoking drugs, doing as he pleases, when he pleases, and spreading his vile filth around to others through his "male escorting." YET, now watch, here it comes.... somehow he will be released onto the streets AGAIN (any guesses of which neighborhood??) for another round of thuggery and disrespect and all of this will be another free ride/slide for him at the expense of the taxpayers. He has figured out "the system" and probably thinks he is invincible.

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  13. Brandis and Sas should hook up together. Maybe they would just cancel each other out and we wouldn't have to contend with their idicoy any more.

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    1. that is a reality show in the making with those two idiots.

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  14. "Don't trust everybody at first glance…" especially Robert Vacha.

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  15. I don't understand how it is possible to rob someone on the street and not go to jail. He is aware that he can get away with anything. He states on his facebook that he is HIV+ and tells police he is a prostitute. His facebook show nice clothes, trips, expensive but horrible haircuts. Why work when everything is free. I bust my ass and pay taxes so that this twerp receives free items and can sit by a pool in Miami. I'm getting closer and closer to moving to Naperville and surrendering.

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    1. The HIV+ is concerning. Clearly he doesn't care about anything, as evidenced by thugging the widow woman, and disregarding his probation by using drugs. He is a self-proclaimed male whore. He WILL be back on the streets soon, and he WILL be taking advantage of all the "free" services we, the taxpayers, provide for this nitwit. Next victim: probably some unsuspecting older fellow who purchases the sexual services of little Robert, Joseph, Jacob, whothefuck ever. Or is that no longer a crime in Illinois, to do sex with someone and not inform them of ones HIV status?

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    2. The thought that someone would actually pay for his "services" is more woeful than this Vacha character himself.

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  16. When he gets gunned down in a drug deal gone bad, we will see his mother calling him an "honor student" who was "trying to turn his life around." Then a makeshift memorial of stolen flowers and urine soaked teddy bears and lots of half-used candles and assorted junk will appear in front of the CoH. Obama will claim he looks like the son he never had if the son he never had was wearing a lint hat. Father Pfleger will blame the gun sellers for providing the weapon. Jesse Jackson will blame the CPD for discrimination. Rahm will further decrease the number of cops in the 19th and will "own it." The Center on Halsted will be "extremely confident" that he never set foot in the place. Then Tunney will "look into it" and "work closely" with someone.

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    1. Good God Almighty! Perfect! You nailed it to the cross, and told it like it t i 'tis. You go, girl!

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    2. I'll stop by for a moment of silence and leave my empty can of Mickeys Malt Liquor, relight the candles and drop off the tricycle and roach clip from his better days just for dramatic effect.

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  17. WHAT JUDGE LET THIS SCUM OFF???????? not surprised.. the police can make all the arrests they want but if the judges and attorneys let them off , then.........

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  18. Ch- ch- ch- CHIA!

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    1. Chia Pets are works of art compared to that douche's hairdo.

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  19. I have seen this turd lurking around Halsted and its side streets all the time. He is a broke ass predator loser, always stoned and always looking for the next crime of opportunity. A worthless, useless drain on the backs of working taxpayers.

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  20. Samuel PlankmakerMay 11, 2015, 7:27:00 PM

    I wonder if there's a way to post all these comments onto little Robert's/Jacob's/Steven's Facebook page, to let him know how disgusted we are with his behavior and antics (my God, mugging a 61-year-old widow the day after her husband passed!) and to see if he has any remorse, or any reaction at all, but sadly that would likely require "friending" him, and I just don't have it in my heart to be his "friend." But I'm speculating he would just blow it off, state that he will do as he pleases, and society and laws be damned. At least that's his track record thus far.

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    1. Robert Vacha is a sociopath. Any 21-year old man who mugs a 61-year old woman on the street for her purse is beyond help. He will always be a menace to society whenever he is out from behind bars.

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  21. Another male escort graduate of CoH. My they produce such pillars of the community.

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  22. I think maybe he's an escort in his own mind only. I can't fathom anyone paying for that.

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  23. Is little Robert/Jacob/Whomever out on bond or something? I'm 99.9% sure he was in Peet's Coffee at Halsted and Cornelia this morning, sitting at a table with a similar looking guy, not buy Peet's products of course, just taking up space paying customers would have enjoyed having.

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    1. Nope. He's still in Cook County. Bail now at $10K. He's back in court on Monday.

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    2. Hoping he and his Swiffer Duster hairdo do prison time.

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