Wednesday, March 22, 2017

River North: High Rise Resident Tore Down 44th Floor Wall To Burglarize Neighbor's Unit, Prosecutors Say

Esquivel-Perez is accused of tearing through a 44th-floor wall at 10 E. Ontario (right) | Google
A River North man is accused of carrying out one of the most poorly-planned burglaries in history.

36-year-old Epifanio Esquivel-Perez used a hammer to tear down a wall between his high-rise apartment and a neighbor’s unit, prosecutors say. He then crawled through the hole, collected the neighbor’s valuables, and walked out of the neighbor’s front door, according to court records.

It all allegedly took place on the 44th floor at 10 East Ontario this month.

The neighbor’s cell phone, keys, identification, purse, Brookstone speaker, and white laser pen were recovered from Esquivel-Perez, police said.

Cops say Esquivel-Perez “admitted to entering [the neighbor’s unit] through drywall and taking the victim’s property. He further admitted to damaging [another neighbor’s] door knocker,” which was worth $200.

Esquivel-Perez is charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property.
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13 comments:

  1. So Esquivel why did you damage the door knocker? Well, I tried to remove the door knocker thinking I might be able to slip threw the small hole and then I realized I needed a bigger hole to make entry. Which I did.

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  2. Why would he steel the keys when he has that nice big hole in the wall.

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  3. So if the victim's cell phone keys and purse were taking one would think this would be a home invasion unless she was visiting or doing laundry in the building.

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  4. Yes, I'mean another that left Chicago and here I am to comment. Many of us that fled always mention the drugs there. Your drugs, OMG.

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    1. Lmao you "fled." Get real. Chicago is a great city. This stuff happens everywhere.

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    2. No. It doesn't.

      And that hatred there is rather unique to Chicago too.

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    3. Hey, leave my drugs out of this!

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  5. Maybe he thought it was Donald Trump's wall.

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  6. Cell phone, keys and purse... was the victim home at the time?

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  7. Does not say much for the construction quality or sound barrier of the high rise if you just have to take a hammer to get through a wall into another unit!

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  8. He also fled the jurisdiction, immediately, after being released on bond. His own FB post reflects that he "moved" to El Agucate, Mexico days after he was arrested.

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  9. He's a really, really good guy who has had some trouble with prescription pills. He relapsed. Is this an excuse for what happened? Absolutely not, but compassion is what is needed in this situation, not judgement.

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