Monday, November 13, 2017

Versace Shoplifter Runs, Hides In Dumpster With Stolen Purses Worth $6.6K

Chaquan Birdie allegedly stole two purses worth $6,600 from the Versace store on Rush Street. | CPD; Versace

A Mag Mile-area shoplifting suspect’s day turned decidedly down-market when he resorted to hiding in a garbage can with two Versace purses in an attempt to elude police, according to court records.

He failed.


Chaquan Birdie, 19, walked into the Versace store at 933 North Rush around 10:15 a.m. on October 30, police say. An accomplice punched a Versace worker as Birdie grabbed two handbags, ran out the door. Birdie got into a stolen vehicle that was waiting out front, removed a purse from the car, and ran down Oak Street, according to court records.

Birdie then climbed into a dumpster behind a posh waxing studio at 34 East Oak, raising the interest of two nearby construction workers. The workmen found Birdie and detained him until cops arrived, police said. Two Versace purses—one priced at $3,650 and the other at $2,950—were recovered along with a handbag belonging to the vehicle’s owner.

Prosecutors charged Birdie with felony burglary, felony retail theft, and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle.

He was freed on a $25,000 recognizance bond.

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Elsewhere in Chicago's fancy pants River North area: A 44-year-old Carpentersville man is facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly threatening a high-end restaurant valet with a gun.

Around 3:15 last Sunday morning, Ulysses Scott “became enraged” with the valet attendant at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 East Grand, prosecutors said. He’s accused of pulling a loaded, black semi-automatic handgun from the driver’s side door of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and telling the valet, “Hey bro! We’re going to have a f*cking problem up in this b*tch!”

Police caught up with him moments later.

Scott has a valid firearm owner’s ID card and a concealed carry license, police said.

He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on a $1,500 recognizance bond.

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16 comments:

  1. Way to go Scott, you do something stupid with you gun and you get your foid and ccl pulled for ever.

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  2. I-bond for you, and an i-bond for you...Anyone else need an I-bond. Get'm while they're hot....fuck it, everyone gets an i-bond. Seems like the only inconvenience they go through is the actual arrest and maybe a couple hours at the station. After that, they know they're home free... literally!

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    1. Please tell everyone: Vote for Bob Fioretti for Cook County Board President!!!!! Toni Precwinkle is responsible for the sad affairs of the Cook County Court Judicial System. She is setting herself up to be the next Mike Madigan on a County level. Once she is entrenched there will be no going back, only things will get worse. Im not saying Fioretti is a savior but at least he can interrupt the backward ass policies of Toni Precwinkle.

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    2. Can someone please explain what a $25,000 i-bond is? Does someone have to post 10% ($2,500) bail? Does the bail bondsmen put up the rest of the bail money, and are they then responsible for finding the suspect when they don't appear for their court date?

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    3. An r-bond means recognizance bond. You post nothing and promise to show up in court and are released on your signature. An I-bond is the same except there's a dollar amount attached that you must pay if you don't show up. Your also released on your signature. Then there's a
      d-bond that is detainer and you must post 10% of that bond.

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    4. No money required for an individual recognizance bond. The bond court basically sent him back out onto the street. Just have to sign an I-bond form promising to appear and you’re out the door. A D-bond (cash bond) is the one that requires 10% to get out for example 200 of a $2,000 bond. There are no bail bondsmen in Illinois I don’t know if it’s prohibited by law but they don’t seem to exist here.

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  3. The real crime here is selling a purse worth $3,000. But seriously, nothing in Chicago will change until the law-abiding residents (voters) recognize that their party of choice is taking them for a one-way ride straight to the edge. Believe it or not, there are many places in the US where people DO NOT put up with this shit. Taxes are way lower too.

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    1. Seriously, $3,000 or that hideous purse. People have way too much money.

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    2. I think the purse is gorgeous. People who say others have way too much money need to stop being jealous of those who are successful.

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    3. He is just another robber baron democrat. What do you think he learned as an alderman, how to spend wisley, lower taxes, support police and call out corruption? No he learned how to do just the opposite. ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR ANY, AND I MEAN ANY, DEMOCRATS IS INVITING MORE OF THE SAME.

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  4. Should have locked him in the dumpster.

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  5. Of course, the $3650 and $2950 are the retail prices of these status symbols.

    The actual cost to manufacture the purses is probably one-tenth of that.

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  6. Considering Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab closes at midnight the Saturday night before, I am wondering what Mr. Scott was doing there in a situation where he would become enraged at the valet. However, I suspect that given the time and place, Scott was likely to be under the influence of something and should not have been either driving or carrying a firearm.

    It's rare idiots such as that who make things difficult for lawful and law-abiding concealed carriers.

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  7. Am I the only one who noticed the clasp on that purse looks like the perp?

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  8. Where is the charge for punching the employee?

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  9. Chicago really needs to give them high bonds and a long time in jail like dupage county. People are afraid to commit crimes out here for a reason. Just build another jail and or prison for these thugs. We already spend tax money we dont have on everything so whats 1 more jail gonna do?

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