Sunday, April 30, 2017

Top Cop's Car Burglarized — And He Blames The Car!

We haven’t seen an eye-roller like this in a long, long time.

Johnson | Chicago Police Dept
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s take-home police car was broken into this weekend as it sat outside of his Bridgeport residence.

From the Sun-Times:
“Johnson’s security detail dropped him off at his home Friday evening and parked the SUV they use to shuttle the superintendent around town in front of his house before getting into their personal vehicles and heading home, [police spokesman] Anthony Guglielmi said.
When security detail officers arrived at Johnson’s home about 9 a.m. Saturday morning they noticed the contents of the vehicle were in disarray. 
OK. Sit down for this skyscraper:
Officers had locked the car the night before but apparently one of the doors, for some reason, didn’t lock, [Guglielmi] said. 
“We don’t know if one of the doors malfunctioned or something was blocking it,” Guglielmi said. “We don’t believe whoever did this knew it was a police vehicle.”
Can you believe that?

The same people who blame high burglary rates on residents who leave their windows open to catch a summer breeze want us to believe that the superintendent’s staff did lock his car, but…but…it malfunctioned or something.

Do you think for one second that any cop on the street would buy that excuse from you?

It makes you wonder if they are inspecting all of the department's Tahoe door locks to ensure that the malfunction does not occur again. Just think of all of the equipment and information that could be compromised by doors that inexplicably unlock themselves....or something.

By the way, being the superintendent’s personal driver is a cushy gig that routinely leads to “merit promotions.” 

That means the driver gets promoted without having to pass a written exam and then wait their turn like run-of-the-mill cops.

So, it stands to reason that the CPD executive office would be willing to shrug this one off to a malfunctioning door. They couldn’t possibly hold the protected driver responsible for simply leaving the darned thing unlocked, right?

News of the break-in to Johnson's unmarked car was first uncovered by Spot News on Twitter.
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20 comments:

  1. Check out the salary scale for the personal driver. It will knock your socks off!!

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  2. Eddie is a puppet for Rahm Emanuel the stooge left the vehicle unlocked, shame the crooks did not take the whole vehicle then use it in a crime. Ransacked, probably a couple of kids

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  3. I'll play devil's advocate here and say maybe they did lock all the doors but someone was able to Jimmy one of the locks and open the door without having to break a window

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  4. I can absolutely be 100% certain that things were taken from the vehicle, including equipment but do you honestly think that his police spokesperson or himself will admit to? Nope. It would make cops look like bumbling idiots that their own chief had his personal police gear equipment was stolen without his doors locked, and no alarm activated? Just admit that he didn't lock his doors, its more embarrassing that they come up with some excuse it was a "malfunction". Yeah, right!

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    1. I had a 2009 Tahoe and the locks did not work. Your point regarding the the alarm is an interesting one though. You would think that if you hit the "lock" button on the key fob it would activate the alarm even if the doors did not lock. However, that is not the case. Sometimes it would activate and sometimes it would not.

      It was just a piece of sh*t that didn't work.

      I'm not letting them off the hook. It would be pretty easy to determine if the car doors were locked, and given the age of the car, they should certainly know that it isn't working by now. Mine stopped working within about 1.5 years.

      But for sure, the malfunction issue is real.

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  5. Politician 101, lie lie lie. Reminds me of Dennis Rodman, when caught in bed with another woman while married, just deny even when the wife is sitting in the same room.

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  6. Those Tahoe's aren't that new. I had a new Cadillac (GM too) at the time and you had to pull over and restart the car sometimes just to lock the doors. The power windows would not work sometimes and you had to do the same. I was advised EACH power window button had its own "computer". I'm not defending him, but.

    And all cars have their issues. Nissans are a disaster and I was always putting something back together for your new car delivery as a salesperson. Brand new Toyota's with with warning lights flashing all over the dash before you arrive and you know what they do? Rather than send it to service to remedy the possible problem, the oil change kid just plugs that diagnostic doohickey into the the dash and clears all the codes. I sold those too. Let me tell ya about Audi's.......

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    1. What vehicles do you recommend?

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    2. I wonder if Johnson blames tourists who are held up at gunpoint in Chicago.
      "If you had not come here, you would not have been robbed here".

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  7. The commenters at Second City Cop said that some documents pertaining to a cheating scandal "disappeared" too. Huge if true.

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    1. Well if they aren't typing documents on those computers in their squad cars I hope there are at least carbon copies of the handwritten one submitted somewhere.

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  8. I used to have a Chevy Tahoe, right at the same time that the CPD started using them as well. I can tell you that the locks did not work with any amount of regularity. Each lock cost about $1200 to fix and it was not covered under warranty. It was impossible to know if the locks were working unless you actually tried to open the door after clicking the lock button on the key fob. And once it locked, it may not unlock.

    Most of the time, I didn't even bother, so I just didn't keep anything of value in my car. I'm pretty sure that isn't the case for CPD thought ...

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    1. Yup. If all doors were unlocked I could see some negligence here but there's a good possibility one didn't work.

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  9. Sounds familiar. Check this out about then Chief of Police, Charles Ramsey (whose name comes up every time Chicago is looking for a new chief). His quote "Cars get stollen everyday"
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/20/AR2005062001003.html

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  10. Weezie did it, checking for evidence of the "other woman" !

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  11. Wait a minute, Eddie Johnson lives in Bridgeport?

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  12. Okay, this looks like a job for Superman!

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  13. YEA RIGHT THE DOORS DIDNT WORK on the chief of police car sure

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    1. Those Tahoes aren't even 4 Wheel Drive. I was in a 4WD vehicle 1/3 it's price on that Superbowl Sunday snowstorm a few years back and a cop in front of me couldn't get moving from a red light. I blew my horn at him just for kicks.

      I made $650 from Ubering for 7 hours that day. Surge pricing 4.5+ and people were paying left/right to get to their parties.

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  14. The Dog ate my homework!

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