Monday, June 20, 2016

WILD ONE: Cross-Dressing, Daisy Duke-Wearing, Tazer-Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested On Packed Golf Course

McCovins (Chicago Police Dept)
A bizarre scene unfolded Sunday afternoon as Chicago police pursued a group of robbery suspects—some described as men dressed as women wearing Daisy Dukes—through the fairways of Sydney Marovitz Golf Course, according to witnesses.

Five people are facing a litany of charges after cops tackled them in a fairway following multiple reports of victims being Tazed and robbed by the group along the lakefront.

One of the suspects allegedly bit a SWAT team member and then claimed to have AIDS, police said.

Blackmon  (Chicago Police Dept)
The mayhem started near Montrose Beach when a man called 911 after allegedly being robbed by the group around 1PM yesterday.

Soon, a series of 911 calls came in to report a group of five females and males dressed as females threatening an ice cream vendor with a Tazer on the lakefront.

Goins  (Chicago Police Dept)
Cops eventually spotted the suspects near the lake at Irving Park Road.

Officers described a bizarre foot chase in the middle of the golf course, which was packed with duffers: “He’s wearing a pink hat and spandex” one officer screamed into his radio as the pursuit roared through fifth hole's 515-yard fairway

Cops caught up with the fabulous fivesome in the middle of the fourth hole fairway where a SWAT team member was bitten by the suspect who subsequently threatened to have AIDS, police said.

McAfee  (Chicago Police Dept)
The officer was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment and the suspect was taken to a hospital for HIV screening.

According to Chicago police, the following charges have been filed:
• Eric McCovins 19, of the far South Side is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer; two counts of resisting police; one count of aggravated assault; one count of theft; and trespassing on the golf course.
Williams  (Chicago Police Dept)
• 18-year-old Latasha McAfee of Harvey; 23-year-old Leslie Goins of Woodlawn; 18-year-old Keno Blackmon of North Lawndale; and 22-year-old Lashay Williams who lists the Howard Brown Health Center in Uptown as her home are each charged with theft, aggravated assault, and trespassing.
McAfee, Goins, and Williams have been released on I-Bonds.

Bail for McCovins has been set at $500,000.

Blackmon’s status was not immediately available.
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53 comments:

  1. It is so nice to see people from other neighborhoods coming to our area to enjoy all of the things it has to offer. Welcome, scumbags!

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    1. I was told that very thing (in all seriousness and without the scumbags conclusion) at a CAPS meeting.

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    2. I am so damn sick of this.
      Where the hell are the firearms charges here? Armed robbery and potential ADW released on I-bonds???? Dammit!
      It is illegal to possess s stun gun in Illinois without a FOID card. Plus it is illegal to possess a stun gun for purposes other than self defense. PLUS it is illegal to carry within 1000 feet of a school (Disney, in this case).
      Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. § 5/24-1.
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      Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. §§ 65/2, 5/24-2.
      Where are the charges Cappleman? Fox? Preckwinkle?
      You pricks are complicit in ruining this city. What the hell here Mr Social Work?

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    3. The lakefront belongs to all Chicagoans... Burnham saw to that. Don't try it.

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    4. Please. What a thing to say. I am sure Burnham didn't envision weirdos running around robbing people.

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    5. And don't forget tocredit the CTA Red Line

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  2. What's even nicer is them being released on I bonds to continue their activities in our community.

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  3. they will be in Lake View the next week to try and rob others

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  4. Bite an officer and proclaim you've got HIV/AIDS. That takes the cake.

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  5. Tangently, it is my understanding HIV infection doesn't happen "right away" and that HIV test wouldn't be accurate if taken right away. Officer will need to go back in about 3 months and retake test. It'll probably be even better to test the suspect now for a more accurate risk assessment to the officer - see if there was any truth to his claim. Needless to say, scumbags they are. Ugh.

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  6. when you read this and it disgust you that " 22-year-old Lashay Williams who lists the Howard Brown Health Center in Uptown as her home" call Howard Brown and let them know your going to stop giving donations to them. Howard Brown is bringing these criminal types down here

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    1. Donations? LOL! these comrades get massive federal grants. The director makes six figs/yr

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  7. Sounds like the closing credits of a Benny Hill episode.

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    1. I wish I could have seen the look on the face of the golfers as this crew ran across the fairway. Cue the Benny Hill music.

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    2. I'm sorry none of this is funny. The Police in YOUR neighborhood still do their job despit knowing that if one fights them they really cannot fight back and in this situation a Officer was not by an offender and POSSIBLY could be infected with HIV. Yes I realize it's a small possibility but still there. I know nothing malicious was intended but please no jokes about the situation.

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  8. Relocating up north in two weeks. Have a vice summer. And fuck you Rahm.

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  9. We have the Center on Halsted and the big bar owners always publicizing Boystown.

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    1. the bars you have to have money. Center on Halsted likes criminal types cause they can pretend to fix them while they do crime on the nice citizens in the neighborhood.

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  10. When we first moved here, we thought it was great. That was eight years ago. We have two kids now and I can't even take them to the playgrounds without worrying about something like this happening. We're moving, like so many other people. We just can't have them grow up in this, sad.

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    1. SMART..the downgrading of policing will now take years to correct. We are outta here too come fall. That Chicagoans may get used to this and accept it ..well says it all about Chicago. Not us!

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    2. Why in the world should police risk their lives only to be ridiculed by politicians and with them knowing the moron judges will release the thugs immediately, if they even give them a jail sentence?

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    3. I hear you - that's what happened to us. After 8 yrs living in a lovely single family home with youngsters, we ended up moving to Lake Bluff. As a Dad it was exhausting to always be on the lookout for criminals. I got my CCW and started carrying but now that we've moved, I don't.

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    4. totally agreed. we have a few more years to get through, then done and out. already looking at alternative cities. never thought it would come to this.

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  11. I bonds? Really! Wow!They'll be back on Halsted Street marauding around pulling this same "stuff" tonight! Didn't "we" just welcome that Howard Brown Youth Center to the Neighborhood?

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    1. TOBIGHT??? How about 5pm TODAY. As I write this, McAfee is sitting in the Peet's Coffee location in Boystown, taking up two tables with some fat older guy who is talking reallly loud on his cell, and "she" is sitting there charging her phone, neither spending any money in the store. This is a major problem with these people who come from the other neighborhoods (or list "social service agencies" as residences) -- the come to the neighborhood, occupy space, spend no money, contribute nothing to the economy, yet reap benefits such as free food and coffee, free air conditioning, and taking up space, while I, a paying customer, have no place to sit. Fuck you, Rahm and Tunney and anyone else who supports these "agencies" in this neighborhood.

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    2. UNREAL! I BONDS.. spit in the face of residents safety..

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    3. I Bonds? Maybe when a criminal is out on I Bond, the judge should order the criminal to wear a cone around his/her neck - like veterinarians put on dogs and cats. More difficult to commit crimes is you have trouble seeing and moving.

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    4. And yet no one calls. Yes I work on the 19th district and very few calls for Police service come out about these offenders. Everyone knows they are up to no good don't be afraid you are hurting their feelings by calling 911 about suspicious people

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    5. Don't forget the other benefits they are "reaping" from our neighborhood such as cell phones, credit cards, wallets, purses, bicycles, etc.

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  12. WOW ! Thank goodness the judge released them on I- Bonds. I am sure they then rejoined the festivities for pride weekend. Now, let's see. How many of them were from Lake View? Oh, NONE. With all the festivals in Wicker Park and West Town which are only 5 or 10 minutes from them why would they choose to travel to Lake View? Maybe because we are "sitting ducks" ? Thanks Tom for all the security that goes home at midnight. I see that all the fights ( over 400 people in the 7-11 parking lot at 4 AM) and the stabbing shortly after at Belmont & Halsted. Why did Halsted from Belmont to Addison have to be shut down to traffic during this time ? How many hours were the officers in the district unavailable to respond to calls from people in the neighborhood ? ( 16 - 18 hours no cars were available) I can't wait for the totals for the pride parade. I am sure the organizers and city officials will be patting each other on the back on Tuesday and tell everyone what a great job they did . . . .

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  13. Insanity in a slit skirt!

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  14. Sadly, Boystown, Wrigleyville and Lakeview are too far gone to ever recover. It will be impossible to diminish this scum, for we have become easy prey. The people who cause the trouble have nothing to do with patronizing our businesses but merely come here to reek havoc. Nothing is being reported. Not surprising, for we know how Rahm and Company control the local media. And where is Tunney? Why is he so silent? How about a visit to his office? Eddie Johnson is just Rahm's mouthpiece and is completely ineffectual. Our exhausted and disgusted police have had it. City Hall does not respect them or give them the proper resources to do their jobs, for the ACLU is calling all the shots and binding their hands. This downward spiral is getting deeper and deeper, and there is no other choice but to abandon what was once a wonderful part to our lives.

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    1. I hate to agree but this is true. It's done. Anybody who supports the CoH and Howard Brown needs to move into the neighborhood.

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  15. Absolutely Pathetic. Our tax dollars hard at work. If we thought last weekend was bad, we will be lucky if they don't burn Lakeview to the ground next weekend.

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  16. Sending good thoughts out for the bitten cop. I'm stunned anyone in a blue shirt shows up for their shift anymore. This is just beyond.

    But when a girl's gotta golf...

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    1. McAfee is a real girl

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  18. they will be in Lake View the next week to try and rob others

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    1. HAHA next week. Try tonight. Yet all we need to do is support our youth (while they rob us and destroy our neighborhood) Can't wait to see what happens at Pride

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  19. Released on I-bonds??? I feel for the victims who were robbed by these garbage of the earth unrepentant Lowlifes.... And I feel really bad for the fine CPD officers that had to chase these bastards down in 90 degree heat to only see this mf's back out on the streets again today! The court system sucks, the mayor is a wus, Tom Tunney should be impeached, and this entire state is an unmitigated taxing fucking disaster - for what for what for what!

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    1. Check our Mr McCovins FB page. Truly an inspirational person - https://www.facebook.com/swaqq.t.roof?fref=ts

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    2. some azzhole bites a police officer, claims he gave him Aids, and walks. ridiculous.

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    3. he lists "fucking shit up" and "beating ass" as his educational background on FB.... and thanks to the City of Chicago, he will keep doing it as apparently biting a police officer is just fine in our City. no justice indeed.

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  20. This is beyond pathetic. This group of upstanding individuals came into the Starbucks at Broadway and Roscoe to get free water and then threw the cups on the street while yelling at each other. It's fun to watch people treat our neighborhood like their own personal dumpster and then take in a round of golf.

    Yet nobody cares enough to do anything about it and everyone is afraid of stating exactly what kind of person is conducting this activity.

    I can GUARANTEE that if they run around like this in their own neighborhood (half dressed like women carrying fake Chanel handbags) they would have the crap beaten out of them yet they come up here and destroy the neighborhood and we get to watch it happen. Yay Pride!!

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  21. This was posted yesterday on the Uptown Update Facebook page:



    There is a group of black males walking around near montrose beach who are trying to rob people. One guy pulled a taser and threatened to use it on me and my eight month old and tried to reach over my stroller to zap me. One guy threatened to stomp my baby. The guy who had the taser was wearing extremely short jean shorts and no shirt. I witnessed him try to rob an ice cream man before turning on me. They were very brazen and out in the open. I called 911 but the police never responded. I thought I'd warn people.

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  22. These are armed criminals and we don't even have the following charges laid:
    - Armed Robbery (720 ILCS 5/18-1).
    - (Criminal) Conspiracy (720 ILCS 5/8-2).
    - Illegal possession of a stun gun / taser - No FOID I assume. (720 ILCS 5/24-1).
    - Possession of a stun gun / taser within 1000 feet of a school, Disney in this case. (720 ILCS 5/24-1) That's a class 2 Felony. 3-7 years...in theory.
    - Possession of a stun gun / taser at a public gathering held pursuant to a license issued by a governmental body (720 ILCS 5/24-1) A class 4 felony.
    - Possession of a stun gun / taser in a public park. (720 ILCS 5/24-1).
    I-Bonds for THAT?????
    Anybody wonder why we have a problem here?
    Hey Cappleman - this giant turd is on your turf! Any comment? Any..anything?
    I thought not.


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  23. I think we need to show more compassion towards those who find refuge in our neighborhood.

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  24. We moved out of Chicago 10 years ago . Wife keeps talking about moving back in. I just show stories like this and chuckle quietly to myself.

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  25. Who was the judge?

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  26. I am just as frustrated and upset as everyone else on this board, and nervous that this weekend will be a continuation of the chaos of last weeekend (I'm hoping for rain on sunday, and a lot of it). However, I would also love if this discussion would include more constructive suggestions for how to improve the current situation -- is it just a function of more police officers? Or do bars on halsted have a responsibility too?

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    1. Maybe it's time for a liquor moratorium.

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  27. Welcome to the world of Toni Preckwinkle - she has emptied the jail and insisted that nearly every offender gets an I-bond so that they can be released to continue to cause havoc. Her whacko policies will destroy this city and this county and make the taxpaying consumers abandon it all to the cretins.

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  28. I live in Roscoe Village and last night to see the full moon I considered driving to the lakefront with my young daughters as the moon was so low in the eastern sky. This event (full moon on the summer solstice) happens about every 50 years. Knowing that the lakefront after dark is not a place to be, I passed.

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