Monday, March 21, 2016

FEELING RANDY: Neighbors Report Porn Set In Wrigleyville Alley—But It's Just Cops Filming A Burglar

After eyeing a couple of people in a car and some video equipment, two Wrigleyville residents called 911 on the afternoon of March 2 to report a porn movie being filmed in an alley behind the 1300 block of W. Addison.

As it turned out, there was no porn movie being filmed. The people in the car were undercover cops. And the video equipment was filming a known burglar as he broke into a nearby coach house.

The burglar fled when cops tried to arrest him as he stepped out of the coach house with the resident’s property. Officers caught him after a short foot chase.

Now, Lincoln Square resident Randall W. Browning, 47, is charged with three counts of burglary and one count of identity theft. He’s sitting in jail with bond set at $250,000.

Browning (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
Browning is charged with the March 2 burglary in Wrigleyville as well as a February 17 burglary in the 1400 block of W. Henderson.

The identity theft charge stems from Browning’s alleged use of a third victim’s credit card to purchase a Ventra card and other items at stores in Lincoln Square.

Police say Browning was in possession of a 14-inch crowbar when they arrested him in Wrigleyville. He also had the Wrigleyville victim’s ID, her Vera Bradley lunch bag, two purses, and a jar full of coins, according to court records.

Browning has a long history of trouble, most recently receiving a 10-year sentence for burglary in 2011.
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