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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13 comments:

  1. Glad to see that 10 year sentence from 5 years ago taught him well.

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  2. I would donate to the tip jar, but it's most likely to be stolen.

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  3. Filming him in the act ? Sheesh ! Our cops have to go THAT far now to satisfy the ACLU ?

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  4. As always, thanks to the officers who do the real work in this city, and make it safe for the decent folk.

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    1. The cops do the hard work, but the judges & court system lets them right back out.

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    2. Thank you. If you'd like, go to any violent, drug or gun case at 26th street and watch how cops are treated; (some) judges talking down to officers, defense attorneys yelling and accusing us of racial bias, violating laws and insinuating we are criminals and liars, etc. I don't care anymore and I let it be known on the cases I'm still going for. Ironically, i've won more often now that I don't care at all. It's as if the court sees how apathetic police are becoming.

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  5. "...a 10 year sentence for a 2011 burglary."
    WTF?
    10 years for burglary?
    This dumbass either stole Maggie Daley park...all of it...or he ripped off the most clouted up putz in all of Illinois.
    RJ Vanecko gets 60 days for killing a kid with his bare hands, then running away, and this f¥€kwit gets 10 years for a burglary?
    Hmmmmm....

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    1. Actually, not so much. I remember 1-2 years ago being in branch 50 for prelims. A guy was arraigned there for shooting six ppl at a party in 015. I wasn't paying attention until I heard all the character BS that usually comes on at trial. I swear "oh he is 'planning on going back to school and is 'about to start a new job." Anyways, that's when I heard the request bail be reduced from $1 million. I heard the ASA refute, 'your honor, we have six people shot by this man and he shouldn't be walking the streets.' That's when I asked what he was there for. when another copper said he shot six people at once I said "got damn, that's gotta be some kinda record for this young slugger."

      Guess what? Reduced! Remember, only 10% is required. I cannot remember what bail was dropped to but definitely under $100k out-of-pocket... For shooting six?!?! Should he have gotten bail at all? This judge, I might add, was one of the good ones, in that he/she was at least outwardly cordial with the police if not friendly.

      Don't be surprised at the 10 years for burglary (a part 1 felony). After all, it's a serious and potentially dangerous offense. Just ask the copper in Park Forest fighting for his life after being shot in the neck by a burglar this weekend. Be mad the burglar was released so early and that Daley's nephew wasn't charged with 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. Or just smile and vote democrat, it's the Chicago way 😃

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  6. I gotta ask...what were they doing that made it look like a porno shoot? Colorful imaginations?


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    1. My thoughts exactly. Maybe heavy breathing in the car?

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  7. I believe Brown's movie industry moniker is, "John 'Rob' Homes".

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  8. 10 + 2011 = 2016

    Huh.

    Common core and the $70K salary math teacher - who's about to go on strike wanting MORE money - must be at work here.

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  9. This man looks very similar to someone who broke into our North Center home way back in 2005. He was walking around with a clipboard and rang our doorbell. My husband and I were home at the time and didn't answer.....until we realized he was using a crowbar to pry open our front door. My husband and another neighbor chased him but didn't catch him. I know 10 years seems excessive for burglary, but this guy is a repeat offender and I'd like to see him locked up for good.

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