Thursday, September 07, 2017

North Side Carjacker Foiled By Unforgettable Face, Cops Say

A North Side carjacking victim was able to identify the man who violently took his minivan because he “will never forget that face,” police said.

Rodriguez's unforgettable face | Cook Co. Sheriff
33-year-old Rikki “Little Rec” Rodriguez of Edgewater is charged with Class X aggravated vehicular hijacking in the case, which played out in the West Ridge neighborhood late Saturday night into early Sunday.

A 63-year-old Andersonville man told police that Rodriguez shoved him out of his silver minivan while armed with a baseball bat near the 5700 block of North Lincoln.

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While the victim was filing a report in the 20th District police station, dispatchers began receiving reports of a suspicious person matching the carjacker’s description near the crime scene. Rodriguez was found peering into windows “with long curly hair and tattoos about his face,” cops said.

“I didn’t do anything,” Rodriguez reportedly said. “I’m only taking a piss.”

But when cops asked the carjacking victim to take a look at Rodriguez, the man was confident that officers had the right guy.

“That’s him with the long hair and tattoos. I will never forget his face,” the man said.

In 2011, Rodriguez was given a six-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm after he threatened five Target store workers who tried to stop him from stealing a pair of headphones in Logan Square. Rodriguez escaped from the store but was arrested ten days later after the store employees—easily remembering his distinctive face—picked him out of a photo array.

A judge set his bail at $350,000. Cops say Rodriguez is a member of the Latin Kings street gang.
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  1. He should be sent away for 15-20 years just based on the idiotic face tattoos alone.

    1. Your right except it will be days not years. This is the Chicago justice system your talking about.

  2. Not even a good criminal. You fail at everything "Little Rec." You may have a chance of being the best "bottom" in prison, Good luck with that (fart noise).

  3. ....and....again with the neck tattoos...
    Gotta say though, if I 'could never forget that face' I'd really need to consider ending it all.
    Self preservation, if you know what I mean.

  4. Did you get the ages mixed up between the victim and the criminal here? Lol

  5. How mentally disturbed do you have to be to not only get the neck tattoo but also four face tattoos? What possesses someone to do that?

    1. AnonymousSep 8, 2017, 9:09:00 PM Says: "What possesses someone to do that?"

      I'm going to go with.....'Idiocy'
      What do I win?