Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lakeview Man Claims Robbers "Took everything...including my small kitchen appliances" During Sunday Home Invasion

"It looks worse than it is," Lakeview man says | GoFundMe
A 28-year-old man who says he was the victim of a mugging and home invasion in Lakeview last weekend has turned to Go Fund Me.

“On Saturday night I was mugged right outside of my apartment and forced to let them into my home,” the man, who identifies himself as Sebastien John, wrote. “They took everything…including my microwave and small kitchen appliances."

According to police department records, officers were dispatched to the man’s home in the 3900 block of North Pine Grove at 11:30 Sunday morning after friends of the man reported seeing disturbing Snapchat messages.

“I was taken hostage by two men and forced to let them into my apartment,” the Go Fund Me appeal says. “They then took everything that was in their sight; MacBook, iPhone, iPad, my portfolio which had my passport, SScard, birth certificate and even some checks.”

He said the offenders also punched him in the face and ribs, but, “it looks worse than it is.”

The man told police that the incident unfolded between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a CPD report.

In a separate Facebook post, he said that he moved into his unit two weeks ago.
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38 comments:

  1. Sounds a little fishy to me. How were they able to take all his stuff? Did they have a moving van?

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  2. I'll bet it's dope related. He owed his dealers and they came to collect.

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  3. so you think every robbery rape shooting car jacking is "fishy and a dope deal" I doubt it

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    1. I do not think very many of them are suspicious. But this one leaves a lot of questions.

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    2. Nobody said that. However, his story is extraordinary and warrants scrutiny.

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  4. People, renters insurance is only ~$10 per month. It would behoove you to get coverage.

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    1. It's a lot more in Lakeview. Rates are tied to theft in an area.

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  5. Its normally grab and run. Definitely more to this than meets the eye...

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    1. Looks like something met this dude's eye alright.

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  6. Something seems kind of fishy here, kinda feel this is a con. The guy was mugged and robbed and responded by snap chating instead of calling the police about it leaving his friends to call the police? How did he snap chat about it if the robbers took all his stuff - phone, computer, ipad? Feels like a con to make some easy $$$.

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  7. how did he snapchat without a phone?

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  8. He didn't call police, but 8 hours later he was about it on Snapchat? Yeah, geez, that sounds legit.

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    1. But they took everything had he get on Snapchat ?

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  9. I smell something rotten.

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    1. A few too many Kettle One slushies at Sidetrack is what I smell though the Wi-fi.

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  10. Critical reading skills people: "after friends of the man reported seeing disturbing Snapchat messages." The report doesn't say that the victim sent the snap chat messages, just that his friends received disturbing messages. Given the stories of criminals broadcasting their crimes on social media and incidents were victims were held hostage, did it occur to you that the criminals were using his stolen phone to send messages? The story doesn't report those facts, but you seem to able to jump to a conclusion without them.

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  11. Stop speculating until the facts are revealed.
    You're minimizing the terrible crap that goes on up here. Let's talk about the real elephant in the room, instead of this sarcastic speculating!!!!

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    1. There's plenty of terrible crap that goes on up here.
      True.
      But if some weenie was preying on peoples' sympathy, using a bogus crime story, well that'd qualify as terrible crap too. So pointing out that this story smells bad....well it sort of all fits. No?

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  12. The guy is telling a whopper of a story. Do not give him money. There are many robbery and burglary victims in the area, none of which pull what this fraud is pulling. Dude needs drug treatment it sounds like

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  13. They only gave him a black eye ?? I'm sure he would had missing teeth and broken bones if this really happen

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  14. Small kitchen supplies!! Haha. Ok. So annoying when you are looking for that perfect small spoon to stir the French press coffee. What a bogus story.

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  15. "It looks a lot worse than it it's"? Wth? That is makeup!!!!!!

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  16. When have you ever heard of a microwave or kitchen theft robbed or stolen in 2017? Maybe when they were popular radar ranges in 1982 but sounds odd to me!? Does gotundme verify these charity auctions !?

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  17. No mention of a firearm... CWBChi wrote: "officers were dispatched to the man’s home in the 3900 block of North Pine Grove," was there a formal report filed?

    Is there an investigation? I only ask because not cooperating with CPD would be a smart move if someone is telling tall tales.

    Was he out chipping golf balls when the alleged incident occurred? Because that story seems more plausible than this drivel.

    CWBChi: Your wording "the man, who identifies himself as Sebastien John" leads me to believe that this is not his real name. Is that correct?

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    1. His last name is different on the police report and on his Facebook page.

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  18. And amazingly he made a report yesterday that the same stuff was taken in a theft from his building stating he had visitors over and one of them took his belongings!!!!

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    1. Well we had a pre-Pride Parade party in the courtyard of our condo building one year. In preparation of people I didn't really know might wanting to use the bathroom, etc., I hid my iPod, wallet and a few other things. I never thought of hiding the microwave, the refrigerator or my Wolfgang Puck pots and pans though.

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  19. We aren;t supposed to be outside after 10p.m. Did no one tell him?

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  20. His GoFundMe campaign seems to no longer exist.

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    1. If he knows the right people and has enough clout in the bar circles (which it looks like he might), there will be some charity bowls strewn about for a few months, maybe even a charity drag show or something too.

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  21. Sounds like he met him at a bar and invited him home. Trick gone bad ? ? ?

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  22. Where did his go fund me page disappear to? Seems fishy.

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    1. The Cops are afraid to goto englewood??? Try again

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    2. Go back to Minnesota or Iowa

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    3. The incident unfolded between 3 and 4 am but the police were not contacted until 11:30? That is 7-8 hours after the incident occurred. Why not contact the police right away? Also police won't go to the location of stolen items because it is a known gang area?? What???

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  24. He has a big college degree and white collar job but now needs Shelter and money from go fund me !? I've known many people who have been robbed or mugged but they didn't need $5000 in donations and counseling and shelter. They moved on in life were more careful in the future. That's all . Everyone is a victim in society nowadays

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    1. Any posers, whiners or scammers who skim from people who really need help deserve to be outed. Big time.
      $5000 for a new toaster and some plates? GMAFB.

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