Monday, July 04, 2016

WORLD'S SHORTEST FOOT PURSUIT: 280-pound parolee charged with 3 robberies near Belmont/Sheffield

We’re pretty sure that nobody ever accused Patrick Huston of being smart.

Huston (Chicago Police Dept)
Paroled in March after serving part of a 4-year robbery sentence, Huston was arrested Saturday after he allegedly robbed (and tried to rob) several people near Sheffield and Belmont.

The first victim called 911 at 1:15AM Saturday to report that a heavy-set white man with a bandana over his face claimed to have a gun and to tried to rob him and another group of people near Barry and Sheffield.

Minutes later, a doorman at Berlin nightclub called 911 to report that a white man with a bandana on his face claimed to have a gun in an apparent robbery attempt.

Police soon arrived and the 280-pound Huston was arrested 2 doors west of Berlin after a predictably brief foot pursuit.

Cops never found a gun on Huston, but they did round up a number of alleged victims.

Prosecutors are now preparing three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of resisting police against him, according to police records.

Huston, 38, was paroled on March 18 after serving a little more than half of a 4-year prison term that he earned for robbing a Quiznos in the 3900 block of N. Broadway in 2012.

Minutes before knocking off the Quiznos, Huston failed in an attempt to rob a Subway sandwich shop less than a block away, cops said at the time.
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16 comments:

  1. Too bad this moron didn't huff and puff himself into a heart attack while engaging in these idiotic shenanigans.

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  2. That was me who called 911 at 1:15AM. Happy they arrested this piece of sh*t. I was walking down Barry towards Sheffield when this man approached me. He put his bandana around his face (yes, he put his bandana in front of me) and requested me to give him my money. He was going through his pocket as if he was gonna pull out a weapon. I told him I didn't have any cash on me and he just started running away from me. Than I started following him while I was on the phone with 911 at 1:15AM Saturday and when he made it to the corner of Barry and Sheffield he approached a group of drunk women and tried robbing one of them, but they started screaming and he ran off down Sheffield to Belmont and there he approached a man walking. Than he crossed the street and went inside a building just a few feet from Belmont and Sheffield. I lost sight and went about my business than 5 min later I hear police sirens everywhere. He appeared to be under the influence or perhaps he's got mental problems.

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    1. Great - police come 5 min later?!

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  3. mentally ill? but did he live in this neighborhood or was he getting mental help from the Center on Halsted? just wondering

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  4. It's apparent that the prison system is overfeeding the inmates. This fat fuck even prefers robbing fast food restaurants..."Give me all your money and a large fries to go."

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    1. It's also apparent we need to fire the parole board. Too many early parolees.

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  5. I have to admit, I saw the picture of him and immediately thought of Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers films.

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  6. I am not supporting or defending his actions, but did he have another way of making a leaving? Compared to other robberies in the area, this was the least aggressive incident. If mental health is the real issue why was he in prison and let back out on the streets? What a waste of tax payers money.

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    1. Agreed. Nobody took two bullets to the chest over a cell phone or was even hurt. Just a typical wierdo on the street.

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    2. Maybe when the fat fuck robs you, you can interview him about his troubled life.

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    3. Best comment ever

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  7. I was present for this. The Berlin security guard saw the guy approach someone next to the Belmont Red line and immediately physically took him down until cops showed up. He almost slipped away from the cops when they had him against the wall but another Berlin security guard took him down. Bravo. Glad he's locked up and my go-to bar has that staff.

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  8. Clearly he is not getting any help at all after leaving prison, nor are many others.

    I went to high school with him here in Chicago, a rather prestigious high school. It's sad that this is how his life turned oud.

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  9. Early parole was the problem? Based on Anon @ 7/4 11:33AM this is clearly a mental health issue, is another prison stint the best place? Of course not. But even less $ now than ever to take care of these problems that become society problems.

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  10. Best comment ever

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  11. It's really disheartening to read this news. I went to high school with Pat, and he was a pretty good guy. I never heard or saw any abnormal behavior back then. Not to justify his actions, but it's really sad because I heard he now suffers from being bi-polar. I don't know how that leads to robberies, but he clearly needs help. Hopefully no one was hurt.

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