Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Photos: Unidentified Man Ignores City's Anti-Robbery Tips

October's looking ugly. We're on pace to have more robberies reported in Wrigleyville and Boystown this month than nearly any other month in the past 15+ years.

So, we decided to revisit some robbery prevention tips that local Alderman Tom Tunney has been sharing over recent years.

In a real stroke of luck, one of our editors remembered that she had some pictures on file to illustrate what you should not do, according to the alderman's tips.

Last October, the editor blew off work a couple of hours early, headed to her usual bus stop and there--right before her eyes--was a dapper businessman who clearly had not heard many of these valuable tips from the city.

Tips like these:

1. "Stay off your cell phone."
By using barely more than one finger to hold his phone to his ear, this poor fellow is just asking to have the device ripped away by a passing criminal. Our gracious editor could have reached out, snatched it from his hand, and run around the corner before he knew what happened.


2. "Don't advertise your property!"

and

3. "Remain alert at all times!"

Oh, now this is even worse.

Here he is, wrapped up in his own little world, unaware of his surroundings. (He didn't even notice that our editor was taking a bunch of pictures of him.)

A less scrupulous individual could have run up at this moment and taken the fellow's phone *and* wallet from his fingertips.

That Bank of America card would've come in handy for a less-trustworthy citizen.

Timely

Ironically, two of the 19 robberies reported in our neighborhood this month have targeted residents who were standing at CTA bus stops on their way to work.

One was in the 3300 block of North Halsted and the other was in the 800 block of West Sheridan.

Imagine how inviting the man in our pictures would be in a robbery situation--just going about his daily routine, unaware of his surroundings, flashing his cell phone and wallet to the world.

P.S.--If you know the gentleman in these photos, please do him a favor. Point him to this link for important safety tips from Alderman Tom Tunney.
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47 comments:

  1. Shiver me timbers! Thanks Tom

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  2. CWB please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that the moron himself Tunney?

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    1. Step 1: Google 'mockery'
      Step 2: (optional) Google 'irony'
      Step 3: .....ah never mind....

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  3. Hello Tommy its your mother. You never listened to a word i ever said. And now you don't even listen to your own team's bullshit. Once a hard egg always a hard egg. Call me once in a while.

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  4. Hello Tommy its your mother. For what are you taking the god forsaking bus for? Did they steel your car? I told you years ago to never move into that place. You never listen to me. Why? Call me its your mother.

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  5. That sir is not the definition of dapper. It's photo's of a moron.

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  6. And there it is. Photo's of your fearless leader. If a rat was biting at his shoe he woud'ent even notice.

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  7. Classic, nice work CWB, catching the horses mouth following his safety tips.

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  8. Tunney...what a douche.

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  9. So this is the moron all my neighbors keep voting into office....NO one should be shocked that our neighborhood has been over run by criminals ...He is clueless

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  10. If Clinton wins he will be chosen secretary of the navy because he lived near a lake.

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  11. Ironic. Both the post and the comments.

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  12. this is top-notch trolling

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    1. THIS will be traced and the person that snapped the pictures will be served an order of protection for "stalking" though.

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    2. Anonymous Oct 19 11:45:00 AM .... nope. The photos were taken in a public space. The subject is a public figure. Very doubtful the photographer broke any laws. Very doubtful. Run along now.

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  13. Wouldn't it have been funny if some of these enterprising youth snatched his property?

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  14. So you guys pick on this guy who may be a tourist?? Of course, this site loves to complain about police service and courtroom Judges. I use to work for Branch 42 in the public defender's office.

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    1. Thats not a tourast its aldermons tom tunneys caught on cemera!!!!! LOL!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!

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    2. Well your intelligence explains why our court system sucks.

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    3. We have a new winner for this month's Stupid Ass Comments...and of course he works for the government.

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    4. Typical employee of the public defender's office...totally clueless.

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    5. Says "use to work for"......probably now an alderman in another district.

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  15. "Sir, sir, SIR! I'm just need one more quarter for the bus and...".

    SNATCH.

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  16. It was Howard Brown. They said to call back RIGHT AWAY!

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  17. Folks, and CWB correct me if I'm wrong here, but the businessman in these pics *IS* Alderman Tunney, clearly disregarding the tips he spouts out to all of us. Nice work, CWB. Oh the irony...

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  18. I'm not a fashion queen, but that dude's suit is about 15 years old. I wonder what he's using his outrageous salary and massive perks on? Any guesses?

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    1. Not fashion, that's for sure. He has shown up REPRESENTING HIS WARD at CAPS meeetings wearing shorts, a dirty t-shirt with a hole in it, flip flops, strolling in 20 minutes late to the meeting and munching on a bag of stinky popcorn. That's the guy who is allegedly "leading" Ward 44. Oh yeah, he pulls down a bit over $110K annually for this part-time "job."

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  19. Don't all these tips actually come from the police? Daylight downtown and 3am on halsted are very different situations...

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    1. You didn't read the part about people being robbed at bus stops on their way to work?

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  20. Tunney is clearly at a bus stop in the loop on LaSalle. A much much safer neighborhood than District 19. I'm not sure that the Alderman would have acted the same had he just gotten off the Red Line and was waiting for the #77 on Belmont. At 9:30p at night.

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    1. When was the last time you were in the Loop? You don't need statistics to see how bad it's gotten, like the rest of Chicago.

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    2. I work on LaSalle and would never show my phone or wallet on the street. There are constantly roving thugs all over the financial district. My boss got mugged in front of City Hall.

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  21. If we live in an area that is so miserable that you should not use a telephone in public for fear of theft and a beating - why do we have to pay such high rents and high taxes?

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    1. Which is why I can't wait to leave Chicago come March.

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  22. HAHAHAHA--This is awesome. Every time this asshole blames the victim and pulls out his bullshit prevention tips, these pictures need to be posted again and again.

    F*** you, Tunney.

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  23. Yes. Let's adjust our entire lives for the criminal few. Moronic.

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  24. The Center on Halsted can use these pics to teach their clients how to easily find their next mugging victim.

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  25. That douche is always "advising" his constituents to travel in groups. Rahm and Cappelman and him should be forced to walk up and down Halsted with their cellphones out some night in a group.

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    1. Or a cigarette. Or nothing at all.

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  26. Surprised the person that snapped the pictures got away with their equipment.

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  27. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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  28. baahaha, well played gentlemen, well played.

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  29. Do what I SAY....
    Not what I DO!
    An absolute classic.

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