Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nearby Items: Man Pulls Gun On Valet In River North; Man Batters Woman To Steal $5 In Lincoln Park

While not from our immediate neighborhood, here are some cases from nearby areas that have caught our attention:

Man Pulled Gun During Valet Dispute At Quartino, Prosecutors Say

Pekic
A 32-year-old Ft. Lauderdale man faces weapons and theft charges for pulling out a gun and taking his car from a River North restaurant’s valet stand without paying on September 11, according to court records.

Police say Michael Pekic approached his vehicle outside of Quartino restaurant, 626 North State, then pulled a 9-millimeter handgun from his waistband, waved it in the air, and asked a bystander “do we have a problem here?”

Pekic then threatened a valet attendant with the gun, got into his Chevy Tahoe, and drove away without paying the parking charges, police said.

Officers who overheard a description of Pekic and his vehicle stopped him nearby and found a handgun inside his SUV, prosecutors said.

Pekic is charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft of services, and violating the concealed-carry act by having a handgun inside of the restaurant in violation of posted signs.

Prosecutors declined to file felony robbery charges against Pekic because he has a valid concealed-carry license.

Lincoln Park: Man Tackles Woman, Takes $5

Mason
A 21-year-old South Side man is charged with tackling and robbing a Lincoln Park woman of $5 last week, according to court records.

Prosecutors say Dwayne Mason of the Douglas neighborhood grabbed a 26-year-old woman by her hair, pulled her to the ground, and slammed her head on the pavement while pulling her purse away in the 1600 block of North Clybourn around 9 p.m. on September 15.

Police arrested Mason two blocks away and he was identified by the victim, prosecutors said. The victim told police that her purse contained five $1 bills, which police recovered from Mason’s front pocket. The woman’s purse was recovered nearby.

Mason's bail is set at $150,000.
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19 comments:

  1. LOL @ “do we have a problem here?” Gotta love him.

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  2. Sweet!!! As if we don't have enough shit with the south and the west side invading... let's import the morons from out of state, too!

    I would like to, personally, thank the Tiny Dancer for this. The national attention Chicago is gaining as a shithole of crime that isn't dealt with has opened our doors to those out of town. YAY!!! Tourist dollars! Oh. Wait.... Oh... never mind! The fine, upstanding citizens of Chicago can bear the brunt of this as long as our out of town friends spend their ill gotten gains in our communities. Yes! Job creation!!!

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    1. Haha, thank you. Thought I was the only one feeling that this city only caters to tourists, while us residents get to bear the brunt of all the problems.

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  3. I know another total F*CK UP is outside our neighborhood but I hope you guys will have some real news updates on the shooting outside Art Institute yesterday evening. Terrible - could have BIG repercussions

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  4. "violating the concealed-carry act by having a handgun inside of the restaurant in violation of posted signs"

    Those signs only apply to people with an Illinois CCL, so I don't see how he can be charged with that. An Unlawful Use of a Weapon charge is more appropriate.

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    1. Not true. He must have an IL CCL as IL does not recognize any other states CCL cards.

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    2. My thoughts exactly. His CCW prob is an out of state one not recognized here in IL. Very doubtful that he has a valid IL CCW as an out of state resident because IL basically tries everything in their power not to give those out. He makes everyone who is legally CCW look bad...jackass.....

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    3. According to the police report, he has a Florida address, Florida plates, and an Illinois CCL. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    4. He knew what he was up for visiting there.

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    5. Interesting...... Need Illinois residency for CCL

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    6. Pekik is lucky another CCL person didn't pop him when seeing him threaten innocent people with a gun.

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    7. Actually that is true, the sign law only applies to people will an Ill license. Poorly written law.
      @Crime In Boystown, Do you have a link to this police report?
      JC

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    8. @Crime In Boystown, Do you have a link to this police report?
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      No link, but it is as we describe above.

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  5. Dwayne Mason is already out of jail. Released without bail cause he dindu nuffin.

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    1. Unreal that Dwayne Mason is already out. That motherfucker has no conscious to slam a person's head into the ground. He could have killed that young woman. There is no redemption for a "person" such as Dwayne Mason. He is utterly useless to society. A real menace. Eventually he will kill someone (if he hasn't already) and finally be locked away. For a little while, anyway.

      Perhaps if crimes came with real consequences & harsh sentences, they would think twice about committing them. Otherwise, there is no hope for society.

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    2. It's Crook county. You get as many chances as it takes to kill somebody. Even then you have a 80% chance of getting away with it.

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  6. It never fails to amaze me that "legislators" actually think if you put up a "No Guns" sign in a restaurant or the El, criminals will obey the sign. Do they not understand the definition of a criminal? Is it too much for them to comprehend that criminals BREAK LAWS. The only bigger morons are the voters who elect them.

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  7. "Prosecutors declined to file felony robbery charges against Pekic because he has a valid concealed-carry license."

    Um, what??? One has nothing to do with the other. A license to carry is not an element of any robbery charge. With weak, idiotic prosecutors like this, it's no wonder crime is rampant.

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  8. Even stop-and-frisk won't help. They'll just go out and get another gun.

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