Monday, February 12, 2007

Missing Tow Trucks

This has been the subject of a large number of citywide all-call messages and PDT notifications. Three city owned tow trucks decked out in the fluorescent yellow-green of the Traffic Management Authority have gone missing. Now it's the subject of a few media blurbs:
  • Chicago police were trying to locate three city tow trucks.The trucks were stolen from a fenced lot in the 900 block of South Exchange Avenue on Super Bowl Sunday.Police said, so far, they've had no reports of unauthorized towing and the motive behind the thefts remains unclear.
Inside job? Someone starting a towing business? Or a hot car ring? Or something more sinister? Speculate away.

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Qaeda cell terrorists will hook bomb-packed vehicles to high value target areas for detonation.

2/11/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL

2/12/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is that they were parked on a hydrant or in a tow zone. Anyone check the pound?

2/12/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too funny! How the f*ck do you drive off with 3 tow trucks? Better yet, where are they being hidden?

Seiser?

2/12/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe those trucks to have been towed for being on the hydrant and maybe a handicapped parking space.....gotta watvh S&S

2/12/2007 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does the city need to rent lots outside Chicago?????

2/12/2007 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet it was in inside job. Someone had to know that no one would be there to monitor who was coming & going, and, of course, where the keys would be.
This reminds me of the overnight Academy "lunchroom burglary" to the change and vending machines some years back. In a building that has a 24 hr. Police presence, no less.

2/12/2007 03:35:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Think maybe Streets & San. gets the message now about towing Copper's squad cars? Hats off the the guy who put the right word in some thief's ear.

2/12/2007 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . In a building that has a 24 hr. Police presence, no less.
2/12/2007 03:35:00 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
24 hrs. Police presence = one (1) guy!
Unfortunatly, he can't be everywhere in that building!

2/12/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They done stole my tow truck Joe!

2/12/2007 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See what happens when you mess with the PO PO.

2/12/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What goof's funny sh*t! Guess they cannot tow squad cars without these 3 trucks! Hope they get suspended!

2/12/2007 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says--
Exchange Avenue is where the old stockyards used to be. It is not outside of Chicago. You must be a northsider--now, kees me you fool.

2/12/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there have been several thefts of municipal vehicles since 9/11. if you take the time to recall, there have been tow trucks, fire trucks, police vehicles, Streets & Sans vehicles, Com Ed, Peoples Energy, Comcast trucks etc. etc. there's something more sinister at work here other than some simple car thefts.

someone in the know.

2/12/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope those tow trucks get chopped up! I, for one, will NOT lift a finger looking for those damn tow trucks! HA! HA! LOL!!!!!!!

2/12/2007 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone check to see if the trucks were repo'ed because the city hasn't paid for them yet?

2/12/2007 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what no gps

2/12/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally agree with the first comment on this blog. i had planned to right the very exact thing until i read it.

it will happen. in-fact; we pull out from Iraq premature and the fight will come to our front door. then you'll see all the people start back peddaling saying "maybe Bush was right, maybe we should have stayed there until the job was done".

2/12/2007 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the city should put their GPS units on the tow trucks.
HA HA Streets , welcome to the club

2/12/2007 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG MONEY TOWING CARS ... ASK DA MAYOR!

2/12/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

trucks were stolen.
locks popped
gate cut
video looks like pro's at work

2/12/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

monkey swears that he/she is in to ferraris only. magnum p.i. thing.

2/12/2007 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOLEN TOW TRUCKS OH MY GOD, MAYBE WHEN I AM HANDLING A BAD ACCIDENT AND THERE ARE TWO CARS CRASHED IN THE MIDDLE OF STREET BLOCKING TRAFFIC , ONE OF THOSE STOLEN TRUCKS WILL COME AND RELOAD THE CARS. I FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHY IT TAKES SS FIVE HOURS TO COME TO ACCIDENT SCENE AND IN DOWNERS GROVE,ILL IT ONLY TAKES 10 MINUTES. SOMEBODY STOLE THE TOW TRUCKS.

2/12/2007 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the guy who suggested that the vehicles had been repo'd. Fits the bill better than any other explanation. Chicago may be the "city that works" but its also the "city that doesn't pay its bills." Go Figure!

2/12/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THINK ABOUT IT>>>>>>>>>
[Reprint of previous post below]
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Anonymous said...
there have been several thefts of municipal vehicles since 9/11. if you take the time to recall, there have been tow trucks, fire trucks, police vehicles, Streets & Sans vehicles, Com Ed, Peoples Energy, Comcast trucks etc. etc. there's something more sinister at work here other than some simple car thefts.

someone in the know.

2/12/2007 10:10:00 AM
__________________________________
If they planned an attack in Chicago, what better, unsuspected method or adding collateral damage to first-resonders than by using vehicles we would normally allow into a busy area or scene.
My point....the above post deserves attention for our safety and that of our fellow first-responders.
STAY SAFE out there my bothers and Remember That Thin Blue Line!

2/12/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

A little off topic. I was driving in my personal car today and saw one of those funky green TMA/S&S Tow trucks. The driver was out hooking a car wearing of all things an official Chicago Police winter hat. WTF is up with that? Bad enough these clowns tow our cars but to be playing police on top of it? I say f&@k 'em!

2/12/2007 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"someone in the know." Relax, man. You might want to get back on the Zoloft.

"it will happen. in-fact; we pull out from Iraq premature and the fight will come to our front door. then you'll see all the people start back peddaling saying "maybe Bush was right, maybe we should have stayed there until the job was done".-- Dude, you need to relax too. Go watch some more Chuck Norris movies and drink a beer.

You guys need to masturbate more, it helps you relax.

2/12/2007 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the hired truck program needed a couple of tow trucks.

2/13/2007 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"someone in the know." Relax, man. You might want to get back on the Zoloft.You guys need to masturbate more, it helps you relax.

2/12/2007 11:09:00 PM

ITS OBVIOUS YOU HAVE NO CLUE LET ALONE NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE UNDER YOUR BELT. IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA, ETC. SHIT WILL HIT THE FAN HERE ON OUR SOIL SO FAST IF WE DON'T KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND STAY ON THE OFFENSIVE OVER SEAS.

ITS NOT A QUESTION OF IF, BUT WHEN..

GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK - MOST OF US ARE STANDING BEHIND YOU..

AL QAEDA MOTHA FUCKERS CAN GO FUCK A CAMEL IN THE ASS.

2/13/2007 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . The driver was out hooking a car wearing of all things an official Chicago Police winter hat. WTF is up with that? Bad enough these clowns tow our cars but to be playing police on top of it? I say f&@k 'em!
2/12/2007 08:20:00 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Well, it looks as though the uniform stores ARE selling police uniforms without checking ID's

2/13/2007 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inside job. Blue shirt CPD stole the trucks so they could hook all the illegally parked exempt cars that the 1st dep. doesn't give permission to tow....LOL

2/13/2007 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the stupid ass has a hat on with the Chicago Police Patch or logo on and he's not a police officer or a member of a fop lodge, lock his sorry ass up and inventory the hat, shirt, patch, cap, medallion, sticker or whatever.

2/13/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS OBVIOUS YOU HAVE NO CLUE LET ALONE NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE UNDER YOUR BELT. IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA, ETC. SHIT WILL HIT THE FAN HERE ON OUR SOIL SO FAST IF WE DON'T KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND STAY ON THE OFFENSIVE OVER SEAS.

ITS NOT A QUESTION OF IF, BUT WHEN..

GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK - MOST OF US ARE STANDING BEHIND YOU..

AL QAEDA MOTHA FUCKERS CAN GO FUCK A CAMEL IN THE ASS.

2/13/2007 12:04:00 PM

Yeah, yeah. Let's not insult my military background. I'm sure if we compared 201 files and DD214's you wouldn't feel so superior. All I'm saying is we all need a little bit more common sense and a little less panicking.

2/15/2007 12:11:00 AM  

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