Saturday, May 27, 2017

Man Taps On Woman's Car Window, Displays Gun While She's Parking In Lakeview (Her Quick Wits Saved The Day)

A woman was threatened by a man with a handgun as she parked her car Wednesday night in Lakeview, about three blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home.

The victim had just parked her car in the 4100 block of North Greenview and was collecting her belongings when a man wearing a red hoodie approached the front passenger window, tapped on the window, and displayed a handgun, the 19th District CAPS office said in an email to residents.

Police said the man fled when the woman began honking her horn. His intentions are not known.

She said she saw the offender walking north on the west side of the 4100 block of Greenview while she was looking for parking about 5 minutes before the incident unfolded around 11 p.m., police said.

He is described as a thin young male, 6-feet tall who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt pulled tightly around his head and dark pants, and carrying a backpack. The woman was not sure of the offender's race, but he said he had a "tan" complexion, the email said.

After threatening the woman, the man fled northbound on Greenview and then west on Berteau.

Police are asking residents to check home surveillance systems to see if they captured images of the offender.

The 19th District police station may be reached at (312) 744-8320.

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15 comments:

  1. Too bad she didn't run him over.

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  2. Or maybe the police department could detail the police officers the north and northwest sides are paying high property taxes for, back to the north and northwest sides.

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  3. CWB, I'm overlooking Recreation Drive at 11:40 pm Saturday eve and there are dozens of cops and they have FINALLY closed off the entrance from LSD. What is going on? Another shooting? Alderman Cappelman hasn't moved his feet at all on this, despite citizen complaints. Any idea what's going on?

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    1. Just closing down the lakefront properly for the holiday. This is the way it's supposed to be done, but the city doesn't usually staff for it.

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  4. "His intentions are not known."

    I think anyone who doesn't have their head shoved far up their ass knows his exact intentions. Steal a car, commit a bunch of other crimes, wreak the car (cause it seems they have no idea how to drive), then run. We read about multiple acts just like this over and over again on this very fine blog. (Thanks CWB.)

    My guy wants to move to the burbs. I don't but I can hardly argue about these FACTS anymore. Breaks my heart.

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    1. Places like Morton Grove and Naperville are not "Mayberry, RFD", but a big improvement over what the North Side has become. Aurora is another crime patch though.

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    2. Lake Forest is still pretty nice folks!

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    3. Actually his intentions can't be known. While car theft is likely, it may also have been sexual assault.

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  5. Why no description?? I'm seriously getting tired of this political correctness!!

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    1. Almost as tired as we are of people who don't read.

      Paragraph five...if you can count.

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  6. I'll bet these car thieves don't have driver's licenses. Can they be arrested for that?

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  7. Too bad an Alderfuck's car window didn't get "tapped on".

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  8. CWB says: "Paragraph five...if you can count."
    Quite hilarious.
    Maybe you guys need an 'audiobooks' version of the site....eh....maybe that wouldn't help either.

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  9. At least he knocked. That's polite, isn't it?

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