- On a sweltering day last summer, traffic came to a standstill on a bustling stretch of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Edgewater, emergency crew sirens wailed and Chicago Police Officer Tom Rolon hurried to the scene.
The crackling voice in Rolon’s radio reported a woman foaming at the mouth and lying in the middle of the street; Rolon approached and instantly recognized her.
“She looked up at me and says, ‘Officer Rolon, I love you,’ ” recalled the now retired cop, who spent 17 years on foot patrol in Edgewater. “She got up, and all of a sudden she’s OK.”
396 arrests since 1978. And it's not like the cost stops with her serving time, first of all because she doesn't serve much anyway with a few exceptions. Second because she games the system:
- Miles is a master at working the system, says Rolon. She fakes seizures that mean costly hospital visits. She gets judges to delay her cases. And then she returns to the streets to be arrested again and again — so many times that she ranks in the top 1 percent for all current CPD arrestees.
And guess how she finally got sent downstate?
- To the relief of many, Miles, 51, is currently in prison in downstate Lincoln. Police arrested her last August, when — after a day of allegedly slapping, punching and generally harassing folks on a stretch of Broadway in Uptown — she is accused of chasing after Ald. James Cappleman (46th).
Anyone want to bet that if she wasn't chasing Cappleman, she'd still be out slapping, punching, begging and whoring? You can do all that, but if you chase one of the "elite" members of society around, Anita will dig up something to pin on you. They sent her down on a parole violation. How many times have you ever seen a parolee violated for a misdemeanor charge? It's damn rare in Cook County.