Robber bites, tasers victim

10/10/2012 10:00 PM

Mike Ulreich

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Police apprehended a 16-year-old accused of pushing a man on a CTA bus and taking his cell phone at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and then biting and tasering a man who tried to apprehend him.

The victim told police he was on a northbound Michigan Avenue bus when the teenager pushed him and took his iPhone before running off the bus northbound down Michigan Avenue. A 43-year-old Chicago man then left his car and apprehended the teenager at 75 E. 8th St.

The teenager bit the man and tasered him twice in the stomach before he was subdued by police officers responding to a battery in progress. The victim was then taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Bumbling customers spook robber

A man returning to Arby’s to rob the store for a second time was thwarted Wednesday, Oct. 3 by customers waiting to order at the restaurant, 5 N. Wells St.

The cashier told police she had recognized the offender from a previous robbery when he returned and said, “You know the drill; give me all the money.”

The robber was distracted, however, by two people who had entered the store and what police described as the confusion of determining who would be served first. The offender then fled westbound on Madison Street without any reward.

Student robbed by “acquaintances”

A student from Normal, Ill., said he was robbed by an acquaintance he had traveled to Chicago to meet on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The 20-year-old man said he was met at Union Station by the 26-year-old man sometime before 11 p.m. Oct. 3 and was driven around the South Side by the man and two other men in a black 2012 pickup.

The man said he was then driven to the Dearborn Homes project at 2840 S. State St., where a man he described as “Quando,” pulled out a gun, demanded his cell phone and told him to leave the vehicle.

The victim then walked to 31st Street where he flagged down a passing motorist. He gave police the name of his friend and a third man he said was called “Woochie.”

Terror from above

Two men told police they were walking in the 600 block of South Clark Street on Sunday, Oct. 7, when someone dropped objects including a glass bottle and an egg from possibly a ninth floor window.

The first report came from a security guard at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 7 who told police someone dropped a full plastic bottle of water and an egg possibly from an open ninth floor window and nearly hit him. At 8:50 p.m. Oct. 7 an 18-year-old man said someone dropped a glass bottle from the building on South Clark Street and nearly hit him.

He needed a drink

Police arrested a 53-year-old man and charged him with battery after he allegedly pushed an employee of the Chicago Theater Tuesday, Oct. 2, after he was refused a drink.

Police said they arrested a Lake View man, after theater employees said he caused a disturbance after he was told that the lobby bar was closed. Police said he then became irate and was ranting and cursing and ran back into the theater, 175 N. State St., where security guards told him to leave the premises. Police said he then waved his ticket in their face and pushed the guard with both hands in the chest.

Two unhappy people

A dispute in the East-West University building at 816 S. Michigan Ave. Thursday, Oct. 4, resulted in both parties pressing charges.

An 18-year-old Chicago woman filed the first report saying she had a verbal altercation with a male student in the building at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 that ended with the man punching her in the head and then dousing her with pepper spray.

She described the suspect as a transgendered student dressed as a female. She later took herself to West Suburban Hospital, police said, for medical treatment. Later the suspect in the case, filed a police report alleging battery against the 18-year-old victim.

This summary contains information taken from the crime reports and arrest records from the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.

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