Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Darwin Again

Ben Franklin?
  • A man electrocuted on the West Side Monday afternoon, possibly while attempting to steal copper wire, remains unidentified early Tuesday.

    A Harrison District captain said the man, who was found near 4400 West Fillmore Street, was possibly collecting scrap metal.

Evidently, he also fell 20 feet from the pole he was climbing. Pardon us while we laugh.

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47 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This happens fairly often in 018. When I worked there we called them "Crispy Critters". The last one I was in on the CC was wearing Playtex gloves while trying to steal from a live transformer.

5/28/2008 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous old school-west side said...

I'm retired. I once locked up a M/1 for burglary in which he stole copper. After over a thousand felony arrests, I still recall him as having the most bizarre name I had ever encountered among all my arrestees.

Don't believe me? Check alpha for his IR sheet and you'll find my name on one arrest report. His name was (initials only, last name first):

EL, B.S. (M/1)

With a name like that, you can imagine what I called Mr. EL, the copper thief.

5/28/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Where is your heart?

5/28/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He alllmmmooooost turned that last breaker off. Almost. Like a moth in a bug zapper he just couldn't stay away.

5/28/2008 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copper wire kills.

Make a new law lil' d, COID for everyone in the city possessing copper.

KILL CITY !!!

5/28/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S SEISER. CASE CLOSED. ONLY HE IS STRONG ENUF TO CLIMB A POLE OF THAT SIZE. UNFURTUNATELY HE DIDNT PAY ATTENTION TO MEL GIBSON WHEN CHOOSING THE RED WIRE OVER THE BLUE WIRE. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

5/28/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLIGHTLY OFF-TOPIC:

Just heard a report on WBBM on the correlation of infants/kids exposed to lead paint and the propensity towards violence while growing up. They cited poor/inner-city children as being more susceptable to this phenomenon. Can you say reparations from Sherwin Williams and Dutch Boy?!?!?!

5/28/2008 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny, sort of like hyde park hospital where shitheads keep going carrying sawzalls stealing copper pipe or valspar adhesive at ashland and orange line

are the baitcar videos on the intranet somewhere?

5/28/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd pull an RD for that anytime.

5/28/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same thing happened in 95 when I was there.

old retired guy

5/28/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call this JUSTICE

5/28/2008 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the one news media described him as, "a scrap collector!"

Call it like it is please -
A CRIMINAL, A THIEF.

5/28/2008 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's extra crispy.

5/28/2008 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was in fact trying to steal the wires or copper. he was found with pliers in his hand and in his mouth. sweet sweet poetic justice. oh and the crack pipe that fell out of his shoe while cfd tried to revive just an added west side bonus.

5/28/2008 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm shocked!

5/28/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tALK ABOUT HOT WINGS

5/28/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad loss for the community.



Luckily copper can be replaced.

5/28/2008 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to give him some credit; at least he was being creative---not like your fellow officer who recently got caught boosting a hundred dollars in Chinese made crap from Kohl's. Do you think the "Crook County" State's Attorney will offer her theft school? Maybe she will get her job back. They dismiss the charges if you successfully complete theft school.

5/28/2008 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking! All in all, a plus for the community, no money spent on a trial or incarceration and many crimes prevented in the best way possible. And no woman will be infected with his seed to carry on the tradition.

Somewhere on the west side a 40 ouncer lies un-drunk.

5/28/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:56
he didnt climb too far, at least not straight up. he got chased out of the building he was trying to burglarized by the guard dog then hit the scaffolding then up a rather short electrical pole to grab whatever he could without the dog bothering him. so i heard :)

5/28/2008 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to give him some credit; at least he was being creative---not like your fellow officer who recently got caught boosting a hundred dollars in Chinese made crap from Kohl's. Do you think the "Crook County" State's Attorney will offer her theft school? Maybe she will get her job back. They dismiss the charges if you successfully complete theft school.

5/28/2008 09:57:00 PM

OH NO!!! 30 PENDING FOR ALL SHOPLIFTING PO'S NOW!!
GOOD! FIRE THERE CRIMINAL ASSES CARRYING BADGES!!!

5/28/2008 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Same thing happened back in the early 90's in the 800 N. Block of Christiana, but there was a much happier ending to the story. TWO out of three generations of Westside pillars of the community were fried that fateful early morning. Seems Grandpappy, Pappy and Junior all were out to snag a quick wire...one went up the pole and promptly got zapped. The second, in a fruitless attempt to help, also climbed up and was subsequently fried. The third must have been afraid of heights, because his stupid-ass (unfortunately for the tax-paying citizenry) didn't perish climbing to the rescue of his family. The two dead bastards were still flaming and smoldering when CFD got there and had to use a fiberglass pole to pry them from the pole, letting their lifeless bodies crash to the street below.

The first watch car that handled the job told us all about it as they dropped off a few more cases of beer to a group of us who were enjoying an evening at the "Albany Inn". Aaaahhhhhh, the good ol' days!!!

5/29/2008 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just heard a report on WBBM on the correlation of infants/kids exposed to lead paint and the propensity towards violence while growing up. They cited poor/inner-city children as being more susceptable to this phenomenon. Can you say reparations from Sherwin Williams and Dutch Boy?!?!?!"

Huh?

I don't think that stuff has been made or applied for over 40 years. Can't believe that there is any of it still left on walls that have not been rehabbed or demolished.

think they need a more modern excuse. like rap music...

5/29/2008 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SLIGHTLY OFF-TOPIC:

Just heard a report on WBBM on the correlation of infants/kids exposed to lead paint and the propensity towards violence while growing up. They cited poor/inner-city children as being more susceptable to this phenomenon. Can you say reparations from Sherwin Williams and Dutch Boy?!?!?!

5/28/2008 03:28:00 PM

Lead(PB)only becomes toxic at 850+FPS.

5/29/2008 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some years ago some of the useful idiots on the west side were prying panels off the light towers on I-290 to access the very heavy gauge copper cables which was why on occasion the e-way was dark in places from 2400 to 6000 west... one night a call comes in to asst. ISP at about 2900w... one crispy skeleton with both hands inside a tower and 3 shopping carts & assorted tools hastily abandoned by his confederates when dude got to smokin' and they saw he wasn't jokin'... we spent about an hour looking possibles who had obvious signs of recent large bore projectile bowel movements on or about themselves/each other as they were in very close proximity of the intial event... we mounted a propaganda campaign to smoke the others out but had more fun messing with the local bustouts making each telling of the story more outlandish than before...

5/29/2008 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have links to this in the media?

5/29/2008 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had he survived, and the sentencing guidelines not eased, he would have been looking at longer time for the powder cocaine in his pocket that had cooked into a nice big rock. HAHAHAHAHA.

5/29/2008 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nikola Tesla invented AC power over 100 years ago look it up. The radio was patented to him as well.
Edison invented DC power. What the fuck can you do with that.Com Ed should be called Tesla.

5/29/2008 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story, responded to a burglar alarm at a grammar school, during the summer, found point of entry,(broken window), found "crispy critter"-Burglar, still alive (minus his fingers) along with his tools and some stripped Live copper wires. Guess what FRU said? He already suffered enough, so No Felony Charge approved. He did live about 2 days in a hyperbaric (sp?) chamber. This was in the late 80's, and people thought we were making this shit up.

5/29/2008 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I loved the "Albany Inn"

5/29/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more Flamin' Hot!

5/29/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the media to say he was an aspiring rap artist or that he was going to go back to school to be a doctor - he was just waiting for that spark to get him started. - well, he got it !

5/29/2008 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This past winter 3 old school thiefs climbed a pole and unbolted a transformer and knocked it to the ground. A Metra officer called it in and all were arrested. Unfortunately it wasn't connected.

5/29/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REGARDING LEAD (PB) BECOMING TOXIC AT 850+ FPS...

If "FPS" stands for "Feedings Per SchoolYear", the children of the Westside are walking, talking, toxic bastards!

5/29/2008 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a name like that, you can imagine what I called Mr. EL, the copper thief.

5/28/2008 01:12:00 PM

Most creative name I ever ran across:
Motel Hamilton.

That's probably where he was conceived.

5/29/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite so far, last name Taylor, first name Ice Cold. Well, I guess he could go into professional wrestling.

5/29/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a name like that, you can imagine what I called Mr. EL, the copper thief.

5/28/2008 01:12:00 PM

Most creative name I ever ran across: Motel Hamilton.

That's probably where he was conceived.

5/29/2008 04:59:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite so far, last name Taylor, first name Ice Cold. Well, I guess he could go into professional wrestling.

5/29/2008 05:18:00 PM

This could be worthy of it's own thread. After all, who better than cops to collect this kind of trivia.

5/29/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the all time favorite of the last ten years: Martell---just add surname.

5/29/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I loved the "Albany Inn"

5/29/2008 09:13:00 AM

(~.~)
me too, sigh.
Late 80's in Fillmore were the best.
Great watches, great bosses.

Signed:

I/F

5/29/2008 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best arrest (first name):

"Bonanza" (F/1 - Cabrini)

5/29/2008 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet he was a former honor student retrieving his graduation cap and tassle that was tangled in the copper wire.

5/29/2008 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous retired deuce said...

I once had a witness at 4120 Prairie building named Bajina (rhymes with Paulina) JACKSON!

She had a tiny waist with a rack that could choke a horse. You could even balance a table setting on the top of her standing behind.

I'll save her nickname for another post. Her last name was NOT Galore.

5/29/2008 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late Princess Pocahontas from the Henry "Hornets" projects!

5/30/2008 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nikola Tesla invented AC power over 100 years ago look it up. The radio was patented to him as well.
Edison invented DC power. What the fuck can you do with that.Com Ed should be called Tesla.

5/29/2008 07:37:00 AM

Tesla was a true genius and 100 years ahead of his time.The above poster is quite correct,Tesla invented radio,not Marcconi.Marcconi used 17 of Teslas patents.SCOTUS ruled in Teslas favor in 1943 stating he was the real invetor of the radio,sadly shortly after Teslas death.

5/30/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRULY A ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE

5/30/2008 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS FAR AS INFAMOUS NAMES I HAVE TO NOMINATE THE UNFORGETTABLE DUO OF THAT YOUNG FLAMING ENGLEWOOD HOMEKITCHEN PIE JONES ALSO FOR RUNNER UP THE BODACIOUS AND BOUNCY SWEET MEAT BROWN, IT WAS ON THEIR DRIVERS LICSENSE SO IT HAD TO BE

5/30/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the band Tesla.

6/03/2008 10:06:00 AM  

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