Saturday, September 15, 2012

No One is Asking Questions?

Anyone see this?
  • A 13-year-old girl plunged through a skylight and fell 25 feet onto a pallet at a Northwest Side building but escaped serious injury, police said.

    The girl was on the roof of Mohawk Electric Construction Company in the 5500 block of West Montrose Avenue with a 13-year-old boy who lives nearby when the accident happened at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, police said.


    She stepped onto a brittle plastic skylight, shattering it and plunging 25 feet onto a wooden pallet, police said.

    She was able to get up and unlock the door as the boy called his father, who called 911, police said.

A couple of commentators noticed the questions that weren't asked (or answered):

  • Was just over at Fibune's breaking news site. They're running a story titled "Police: `One lucky little girl' survives skylight fall"

    Shouldn't it read "Burglary interrupted by the law of gravity"??

    9/14/2012 12:52:00 AM

  • I was thinking the same thing. What was she and another kid doing on the roof to begin with. That is the real story.

    Next will be the lawsuit like with the kid that broke into the old Ravenswood Hospital and fell.

    9/14/2012 07:54:00 AM

Criminal Trespass at the very least, right?

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could have been two kids going up on a roof to make out.

Burglary planned? Maybe, but I'd guess the first is more likely.

Graffiti?

Who knows what the Shadow knows?

9/15/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About a month ago some Mutant 16 year old fell after breaking into the closed Ravenswood hospital. Now Mom and Dad are suing the owners of the property for not having the building secured to keep morons like their son out.

9/15/2012 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got a criminal trespass, let's not make it more than what it is.

9/15/2012 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids go on roofs to have sex.

9/15/2012 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Illinois have "Breaking and Entering" as a charge? Criminal Damage to Property? Hell, I'd even push for defacing property by bleeding on my innocent pallet.
And let me ask you to watch the story of the state's Attorney being attacked in the park for challenging the two armed [with a broken bottle] robbers. Betcha THAT crime doesn't get knocked down if he runs into the jags while he's working in Juvy court!

9/15/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mental note to self, remember to store pointy just below skylight, perhaps a few old rakes or hay forks.

9/15/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

I would guess they went on the roof to make out, have sex, or fool around. But they should both be charged for criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property at the least.

9/15/2012 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably taggers--- they don't need to go on a roof to play kissy face--- bet she got a station adjustment and won't even have a court date....

9/15/2012 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years on this job makes everyone cynical, but as a white kid growing up on the north side I spent plenty of time on roofs and other places I shouldn't have been. If I got locked up for half of those occurrences my life would probably be very different (not for the better). A good asskicking by my father when needed helped. Bottom line is teens do stupid shit sometimes. No more, no less.

9/15/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, memories.
While working at a south side H.S. a student tried to " cut " class by jumping out of a 2nd story window onto a 1st floor roof, needless to say she missed and broke a leg and both ankles.
In my case RPT. for cause of injury I wrote " sudden deceleration ", Sgt. laughed and signed same.
Seemed everyone had a sense of humor back then.

9/15/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two 13 yr olds on the roof? Probably up there to smoke a little grass or suck face. Next time go in the alley, that's where Rhamfurer want's you to go anyway.

9/15/2012 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous COOK County said...

Shouldn't it read "Burglary interrupted by the law of gravity"??

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The dumb kid was fucking around on the roof and fell through . .

no burglary.

Nice try though.

9/15/2012 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about piece of shit tagger almost killed

9/15/2012 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe section 8 tenants going for a smoke.

9/15/2012 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to go up on roofs to drink beer when a teen

9/15/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great she trespassing and will now get to sue to copany. The legal system sucks

9/15/2012 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were not going to the roof to make out. Its criminal trespassing. Mutants is right.

9/15/2012 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No " B & E" as a charge.
Only Burglary & Residential Burglary.
CDP is a "nice option" though. it's not reportable as a part I offense on the UCRs.

9/15/2012 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not allowed to ask questions... Whoever does will be branded the Candyman.

9/15/2012 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Ah, memories.
While working at a south side H.S. a student tried to " cut " class by jumping out of a 2nd story window onto a 1st floor roof, needless to say she missed and broke a leg and both ankles.
In my case RPT. for cause of injury I wrote " sudden deceleration ", Sgt. laughed and signed same.
Seemed everyone had a sense of humor back then.

9/15/2012 08:34:00 AM<<<

I had something similar years ago, and I said, "The victim was defenestrated..."

It's a real word, look it up and I waited all my life for a chance to use it in a real sentence. Now I used it again.

Advice from my Sergeant, "Kid, never use wordz wit more dan tree sylibles in a case report."

9/16/2012 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The caller was the owner of the building. His son let the girl on the roof, they were both there. No mystery, just junior and his girlfriend acting stupid.

9/16/2012 03:39:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

When I was that age, roofs were indeed a great make-out spot. If a girl was game to go up to the roof of the Granada Theatre or the old hospital just south of Lunt on the west side of Clark, you were in luck.

9/17/2012 10:32:00 AM  

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