Monday, June 15, 2015

SAY CHEESE: Felony Charges In Cheese Fry Robbery

Charges of armed robbery with a handgun and unlawful use of a weapon were filed today against a 20-year-old man in connection with a weekend hold-up in which police said he netted an order of cheese fries.

Ambassador E. Harney, who gave a home address in the 3700 block of Lake Shore Drive during a previous arrest, is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Harney's adult criminal history is tame in comparison to these latest allegations. Listed as convictions in his Cook County Criminal Court records are:
  • Criminal trespassing at the Boystown Whole Foods in 2013.
  • Reckless conduct one month later in the 3800 block of N. Western.
  • Jumping a turnstile at the Belmont CTA station three days after that.
Harney was arrested Saturday night after an alleged victim identified him at Waveland Bowl. Police say Harney ditched a weapon during a brief foot chase prior to his arrest.

Here is the highly entertaining police radio traffic as officers discovered what had been taken.
Image: Cook County Sheriff's Department
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  1. I'm sure it was a "crime of survival." What a loser. At least he didn't hurt anyone.

  2. 20 years old? He looks 40!

  3. No way he lives in the 3700 block of LSD.

  4. We are cracking up here. Thanks for this.

  5. FYI ~~ District 19 police scanner, covering the massive crowds in Wrigleyville etc after the Blackhawk victory. The nolse in the background from the masses during some transmissions is very noticeable. Wonder when they'll finally all go home, and hopefully leaving no destruction/injuries like the last win. CPD will have a long and busy night .. God bless & protect all..

  6. I wonder if Ambassador has diplomatic immunity?

  7. He used an address from the 3700 block of N LSD because that's the last place he robbed while the owners were on vacay and he slept there for two nights.