Thursday, June 23, 2016

Off-Duty Attacked, Injured

  • An off-duty police officer who intervened in a disturbance is hospitalized this morning after being knocked unconscious by an offender who then went through his pockets as he lay on the corner of Clark and Addison early this morning.

    Two people are in custody, but the primary offender remains at large, police said. The entire incident was captured on a Chicago Police Department pod camera at 12:41AM.

    CWB Chicago has independently secured a recording of the attack that, incredibly, reveals that one of the people the cop tried to help repeatedly urged her boyfriend to leave the unconscious cop lying on the street:

    Based on our review of the recording, a disagreement develops on the street between a woman and a man who said that the woman’s boyfriend had “disrespected” him. The boyfriend arrives on the corner and the situation quickly escalates. Soon, a voice can be heard repeatedly shouting “STOP! Off-duty police!”

    About 15-seconds after the off-duty officer arrives, he is blindsided and knocked unconscious by a punch to the head. Video reviewed by CWB Chicago editors shows the intersection of Clark and Addison bustling with traffic at the time of the attack.
The transcript is something else:
  • The recording reviewed by CWB Chicago shows that the girlfriend repeatedly tried to get her boyfriend to leave the scene and abandon the off-duty cop as he lie on the street.
You can read it all at the link up top. That entire area is notoriously under-policed, which led the aldercreature to sell his vote to Rahm's budget in an effort to boost the numbers, and it still wasn't enough. Wrigleyville is rapidly becoming a dangerous place, with the wildings, group batteries, so-called "scalpers" who, instead of selling you tickets, drag you out of camera view and pretty much strip you of everything you're carrying.

The report from the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown blog says two subjects are in custody, but not the primary battery offender. Hopefully, the officer heals in short order.

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123 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well officer.

I found dealing with drunks to be the worst sub-humans in the world.

6/23/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the officer realizes that the days of "stop, police!" are over. Nobody gives a shit.

6/23/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can we see the video?

6/23/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop, off-duty police? I hate to be that guy, but what the hell? In today's climate? Then who you're trying to help advises abandoning you? Get a clue people. Call 911 and leave. Let the ACLU handle this bullshit. Just watched a hit piece against the police on Chicago Tonight. We officially have no friends in this city. Use your heads.

6/23/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Officer heals quickly and completely.

6/23/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, this is pretty much how Austin (Division north) went down. It's all over up that way people (folks).

6/23/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why get involved. Stay fetal off duty to !!!!!

6/23/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, The Police are the problem.

-Not!

Get well soonest!

6/23/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't intervene in "Street Theater" while off-duty
unless you're prepared and equipped to intervene
real hard...

Yes, you're The Police but if you're off-duty, you're
the next best thing to naked

Realize and recognize how vulnerable you really are
riding to someone else's rescue.

Really hope The Officer wasn't hurt badly.

A long time ago, our HRI summed-up off-duty nonsense:
"Unless it directly affects YOU or there are deadly
weapons involved, Be a professional witness."

Two guys chewing on each other over some grab-assery
and a Copper gets flattened?

THAT really bothers us.

And imagine how The Copper is going to feel when he
reads the transcript and discovers that the girlfriend
of the guy he was trying to help, wanted to leave him
to the many vultures flying around in that area at that time of night.

Meanwhile...
The Catered-To Constituents are saying y'all "Rich Wite Folks
up on da Norf Side" can afford to give up the rest of your
paid-for Police presence and gift it to them in order to keep
them safe fron each other.

Enjoy the Shit-Show.
Meanwhile, a weasel chases his own asshole
in ever tightening circles in search of an answer.

>Spinnn!<
"GRR! Snap! Bite!"

We want to live long enough to see what
happens when he finally catches it...

This city is broken beyond hope, care or salvage
and we rejoice because it wasn't The Policeman
who did the breaking as the ones spinning the
narration would like for everyone to believe.

6/23/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Blogger Crime In Boystown said...

Hi SCC - We posted the video (or audio, I suppose) early this morning at

https://youtu.be/n-tWP0UZi_k

Earbuds or headphones are recommended.

The incident took place under a 24/7 webcam that is aimed at the Wrigley Field marquee. While the attack took place out of the camera's view, audio was captured. We have been reliably informed that Area North detectives secured the webcam's recording on Tuesday.

6/23/2016 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

His biggest problem was the fact that he got involved in something off duty. Something "ghetto" based on the whole "disrespected" aspect of it.

Hell, unless it's family or friends, why get involved at all? I'll bet he never does that again. Copper should be thankful he's alive and chalk it up as a lesson learned.

6/23/2016 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

no disrespect to the off duty officer BUT getting involved in this BULLSHIT when alone and off duty is dangerous and foolish.

Hopefully he or she ( probably a he) will get better soon and learn a lesson from this.

It could have been MUCH worse,and there still may be administrative reprecussions to follow


A long time ago before I got on the job some, a copper told me that a shoe salesman doesnt sell shoes when he is off duty and he doesnt do police work when HE is off duty.

words to live by

6/23/2016 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disturbing is that if you fall from a bad cause in this shitty, the citizens don't ask, 'how you are', they grab your stuff. Even if the beasts have to push your body away from the swag.

6/23/2016 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon officer. Stay safe out there guys and gals, and stay fetal. They don't/will not love you and it isn't worth getting fucked up over.

6/23/2016 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone try to intervene in some drunk domestic bs alone and off-duty is beyond me. If you're that concerned, drop a line to 911 and let the district handle it. That whole situation could have resolved itself. If two men want to fight over some woman, well congrats to the winner, hope she was worth it. Loser goes home with a busted lip/black eye and little humbler. Unless it's life or death emergency or safety/life of child is at risk, mind your biz and keep walkin'.

6/23/2016 02:29:00 AM  
Blogger Geek4Hire said...

Not a cop but a black lifelong resident of Chicago. I read this blog and also CWB for the real news. It is appalling the lack of coverage of these incidents. For a off duty cop to get beat like this and the offenders knew he was a cop? What the fuck indeed. But if they would have gotten shot there would be lawsuits by the blood sucking lawyers. The other day there was another stupid march on the south side, on 67th. Someone approached me and we almost got into it. I told him and others that could hear me. We need the mothers to turn in the bangers and the weapons today. Fuck the bullshit about racist cops. 18,19 and 20 year old black men dressing up as women robbing people? This does not happen in Deerfield, Northbrook, Glenview, any of the burbs. Tired of the damn excuses about what we do not have. I grew up in the damn projects. Most of these kids have cell phones which cost more than TV's, expensive shoes, get a few good meals a day. Internet access is free at most libraries, if you get decent grades and stay out of trouble you get a free ride to most colleges because you are black, yeah I said it. This is just fucking tiresome to read this bullshit day in and day out. And the saddest part these are the crimes that are reported. Stay safe officers.

6/23/2016 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SMH

6/23/2016 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to sound like a jerk, but why and I mean why in God s name would you ever intervene in nonsense that is rife with stupidity by drunk morons who are part of the thinning of the herd mentality. Addison and Clark says it all. Clearly these people don't want the police to help them with jack shit. So why put yourself in that risk if you're not protecting a family member or someone that matters ?

I was recently going to a Cubs game when I saw the same type of drunken bravado by low IQ moronic fans about to erupt on the sidewalk over the same "that guy disrespected my girl" nonsense. As the guys were displaying their liquid courage and squared off ready to fight I walked by and was quietly laughing my ass off at the absurdity of it all. I'd be an idiot to get involved off duty for that bullsh*t.

If you're low on brain cells and feel the need to intervene, just dial 911

6/23/2016 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assholes being assholes

6/23/2016 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to bash the ODPO, but it probably wasn't wise to intervene in what was essentially a domestic on a crowded venue full of heavy drinkers. Hope he is on the road to recovery soon. If was armed at the time, he's double-lucky he wasn't disarmed and killed for his troubles. THINK before you decide to intervene while off duty. The life you save may well be your own.

6/23/2016 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Judas Eddie, when are you putting that officer that you stripped back on full duty?
And, he and his partner are never going to be proactive again so you might as well offer them a nice spot somewhere for all the hell you've put them thru.

6/23/2016 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ghetto drama thrives on perceived "disrespecting." What is both sad and comical, is that most of the ghetto dwellers have no comprehension of what respect is. They don't even have self-respect.

Let them kill each other.

6/23/2016 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The transcript is unbelievable. The woman acts like a total piece of waste. When the man exhibits an ounce of decency towards the off duty police officer who came to his assistance, the woman denigrates the officer and the entire police force.

The boyfriend would do well to make good on his threat to break up with the witch.

6/23/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dd the sup call the offender and apologize for him hurting his hand when he blindsided the PO?

6/23/2016 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing good happens after midnight. My god, please stay fetal especially off duty. Hope the office recovers quickly.

6/23/2016 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

"...I was recently going to a Cubs game..." Apology accepted.

6/23/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: SCC have you seen Neil Steinburg try and do a piece on how easy it is to by an "assault rifle?" Backfired a little bit.
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/06/22/journalist-neil-steinberg-tries-show-how-easy-it-buy-ar-15-fails-background-check

6/23/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry the alderman are stepping up to the plate now and are working feverishly to address the death and destruction in ORLANDO! They are worried about that? Maybe that lead in the water thing is an issue. These people are brain dead.

6/23/2016 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear, hear @Geekforhire!

6/23/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swedes?

6/23/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Halt citizen I am an off-duty cop"


silly

6/23/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drunk guy and girl fighting.You intervene and they will both turn on you.

6/23/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys the old days arent coming back. The city is ringed with video and the little fella is handing out checks to every asshole with a beef. So anytime to feel like playing Police expect to get attacked or get the entire gaggle of assholes surrounding you trying to escalate. They know we cant shoot or swing anymore so dont become a statistic for either the medics, the ME, or this so called superintendent we have. Throw up the white flag. Believe me you'll find peace crawling on your belly.

6/23/2016 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/22/2016 12:19:00 PM

Stop with the false numbers people! As of yesterday there are 10,718 active patrol members of the FOP. Of course all of those people are not all in beat cars and include detectives, et's marine, canine, mounted.

If we are ever going to get things done we have to stop providing a false narrative just like people are saying the city is doing these graduates and promotions.

FOP should come out and say we have 10,718 active members but those include the above mentioned po's assigned as detective, et's, marine, etc. Then we also have X amount of those 10,718 people assigned/detail to inside spots at the academy, headquarters, areas, districts which leaves us with X amount of patrolman actually sitting in a beat car answer calls.

Just so you are ready though the flip side of this will be the City will send all those active duty po's to the street and replace them with civilians like they are at the desk, FOI, ERPS. The city is not going to hire 3,000 additional PO's. They will continue to "civilianize" clerical spots inside and shift those po's outside. When they do this you can not bitch that I lost my inside desk spot or inside clerical spot.

6/22/2016 04:46:00 PM

And those numbers also include everyone on medical and IOD, and everyone at callback or wherever else other than actually patrolling. Being an "active patrol member" doesn't mean shit if you're not patrolling. Cute rant though.

6/23/2016 04:11:00 AM

6/23/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second city , news this am Milwaukee had its residency tossed out yesterday . Fop its time. Sue the city release us .

6/23/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the boyfriend was decent.

6/23/2016 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like the 3rd time in the past month, an off-duty PO has been attacked by wrigley field. Hey cubs fans, Stop playing the police after the game. It is NOT going to end well. 1. NO ONE respects us, so they are not going to listen to you. 2. You will then have to put hands on, so you are either going to win that fight, then have to go in do TRRs and worry about being on the news if you smack the guy one too many times, or you are going to get knocked the fuck out. 3. I know you might be a filmore ranger or some other hero, that thinks serious criminals only rome the south and westside, but the freindly confines are not so friendly anymore... 019 is going to shit. New hang-out for gang bangers and wildings. The off duty is lucky he did not get shot.

6/23/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Addison and Clark acted on good instincts. Please stop the bashing.

6/23/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling 911 is considered taking police action, no need to get personally involved. Remember, you have no radio, nobody knows where you are and most importantly no vest. Y

6/23/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>>> Girlfriend: What the fuck you want to do for him [name withheld]?
>>>>> Boyfriend: Help. Stay here until…help arrives! Look! Look at this! Look at this! What the fuck is wrong with you? You know what? You get the fuck out of my life! Fuck you!

Congratulations, dude. That is probably the smartest decision you've ever made.
Not to mention that someone raised you right. Congrats to them also.

6/23/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they get his gun?

6/23/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milwaukee residency requirement shot down!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-milwaukee-residency-requirement-20160623-story.html

6/23/2016 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Po involved is fit, worked in the ghetto, and is well trained (USMC). You need to be very careful with picking your battles. This could of cost him his life. Wish you a speedy recovery BD.

6/23/2016 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a high priced real estate area which means substantial property taxes.
What do the residents get for those high property taxes? Skeletal police resources.
The majority of police resources are sent to "the community" where a lot of people don't pay property taxes and the ones that do pay substantially less than the nicer, "quieter" areas.

Sheeple it's time to make some noise.

6/23/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It shows how much the citizens care for the police leave him lay in the street after trying to help, f@ck these idiots and I will bet that PO had very little time on the job just dial 911 and walk away

6/23/2016 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "stay fetal" bullshit has a time and a place. This is not one of them. Leave your arm chair quarterbacking at home. A fellow PO got hurt. We are the only ones that have each other's back. Start acting like it.

6/23/2016 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I just scratched going to a Cubs game in Wrigley Field off the bucket list. In fact Chicago as a whole is off limits to my family, what a disaster.

6/23/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to go down to that area of an evening to check out the many wonderful used bookstores -- almost all gone now, targeted and driven out of business by the big operators, some of whom later failed themselves. Nice hobby shop gone too, other places I used to like.

That #22 bus at midnight is slow boat to China/rolling detox center.

I learned to avoid nights when there was a game getting out at Wrigley -- drunken white smartass punks, do that "tap you on the left shoulder then duck to the right" thing, other threatening people demanding money and saying "I could be robbing you." I just laughed at that one. Beggars in costumes, Carhartt overalls and hard hats, waving a dirty car part at you, "construction worker had me a breakdown and needin' to get back to Texas right quick." Followed him into the Walgreens and saw him dragging lots of green out of the front of that outfit; the clerk told me he had $400 small changed into larger bills while buying cartons of cigs, a couple fifths of good booze, and some lottery tickets.

...and now the Ricketts' want even more "attractive nuisances," places to hang, and booze out there on the street. "Restrictions on hours and so forth would cut into our profits." Wouldn't that be a shame.

"Streetwise!" Police not even safe, let alone people weavin around. The jackrollers are out. Not my kind of area anymore, not for decades now.

6/23/2016 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...get a few good meals a day. Internet access is free at most libraries..."

6/23/2016 03:19:00 AM

Or you can get "free/heavily discounted broadband at home" if you have a chilun who participates in the school lunch program." That is the qualifier. Have seen people in a beautiful bungalow, freshly tuckpointed, new roof, new driveway, new garage, satellite dishes all over the house, 3 expensive new cars parked along with a $15,000 Harley dresser, getting this "benefit." This was over in Berwyn.

...and now there is a big push on, "since Chicago Public Schools provides free breakfast and lunch, a lot of chiluns will go through the very hot days with not enough to eat while school is out for the summer, boo hoo." Feeding programs starting up...

Uh...we didn't have a lot of money, but I always got breakfast and dinner at home, and Mom made a lunch to take to school. Once in a great while I'd get some fries and a soda at the hot dog shack across the street, but that was about it. Can't anybody do the simplest things for themselves anymore?

6/23/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And somehow you just KNOW that the
"complexion" of this incident would have
changed drastically had the off-duty shot
and killed the asshole who blindsided him.

"Officer, why did you shoot and kill that
unarmed man when he hit you? Isn't
that excessive force? Turn in your shit.
You are stripped pending separation..."

"Not so fast! I justifiably shot because I
reasonably feared that after properly
identifying myself and attempting to
de-escalate the situation, that the
offender, now knowing that I'm a
Police Officer, would possibly
attempt to disarm me and
execute me with my own
weapon."

>Murmuring<

"The fine civic spirit and sense of
duty you displayed in involving yourself
in this incident is commendable, Officer.
Unfortunately for you it went badly and
although you invoke the standard of the
"Reasonable Man" and you may have
somehow been justified in shooting,
you not only are going to be on your
own, but we are still going to strip
you pending separation.
Sucks to be you..."

People have no idea what horrible
risks Policemen have to take...

They only see the (ever diminishing)
trappings of office and the drastically
curtailed exercise of lawful authority.

The battle-cry is:
"Po-leece gots too much powah
an' we da peoples be needin' to
take dat powah away from dem!"

Too much power?
That's a laugh.
Look who's talkin'...

The catered-to adult children
are runnin' things in Chicago.

Hey, Slow Eddie...
Lemon Record &
JaMal Green want to know
why you're not picking up on
the 2nd ring like they told you to.

6/23/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, I wish the officer a speedy recovery over the next three months.

Secondly, the van driver in the Baltimore freddy grey "murder" case has been acquitted of all charges. Sanity and the legal system got it right.

6/23/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Loser goes home with a busted lip/black eye and little humbler."

6/23/2016 02:29:00 AM

Maybe before. Today he woofs it all on F__ebook and phones his play cousin to bring that pistol over, and it ends up in a shooting.

6/23/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When on duty I pepper spray or taser no hands on.

6/23/2016 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...imagine how The Copper is going to feel when he
reads the transcript and discovers that the girlfriend
of the guy he was trying to help, wanted to leave him
to the many vultures flying around in that area at that time of night."

6/23/2016 01:21:00 AM

Yeah, news radio reported that she was "Don't he'p no po-lice. Po-lice don't he'p nobody."

Be sure you got your LEMART and your Narcan to save them, though.

6/23/2016 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can we see the video?

6/23/2016 12:50:00 AM

At Branch 42.

6/23/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shame, even if you're right, you're wrong.
To get involved (without sufficient backup) in the wildings bs that Democrats created is not wise.
Honorable and ethical, but not wise.
Being the police on or off duty gets no respect, has no authority and certainly not appreciated as it once was as recent as twenty years ago.
If it were a group of thugs sandbagging an senior or child...maybe.
Being a good witness is always the best approach.
You'll learn the hard way getting involved with ghetto bs, even outside the ghetto, on or off duty.
Imagine the pain and suffering if Mr. Off Duty won the battle.
Sorry for your injury, but sometimes we have to learn the hard way, believe me.
Stay fetal.
Stay fetaler.

6/23/2016 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how much they mention respect and demand respect from everyone, but never respect anyone else or themselves.

6/23/2016 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A speedy recovery to the officer. Only lesson to be learned here: when your tour ends, and you take off that badge, you're no longer obligated to lift a finger for "the citizens." If this was America as she used to be, then I'd say hard charge and fire piss all day and all night long, every single watch. A new day has dawned, boys and girls. I'm not a copper, but I appreciate the work that the men and women of Blue do. Please take it from a citizen: smart citizens are aware of what's going on, and they're the ones that will survive. Officers, your main priority should be survival as well. Drive around, wave and smile, and the hardest part of your tour ought be on deciding which greasy spoon to hit up for lunch. Anyone who's been on the streets long enough can tell the difference between a citizen with a genuine need (and generally, an accompanying appreciation of police officers) and ghetto mutts acting the fool.
As your effeminate, sawed-off Ballerina might say: "Stay Fetal."

O/T: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/06/23/officer-charged-with-murder-in-freddie-gray-case-learns-his-fate-today/

S.C.C., I wanted to send you this link as it's rare the Legitimate Good Guys ever get good news. :)

M.F.

P.S.--The appointment of Johnson reminds me of that recent episode of SOUTH PARK centered around film director James Cameron and the "lowering of the bar." The New Yawk Streetlamp Assassin was bad enough, but this guy, Johnson? Where do 9.5 and your white shirts find these clowns? Bozos-R-Us??!!

6/23/2016 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drunks assholes fighting? Who gives a shit? Unless it's life and death, kids, rape, 10-1 etc. mind your own business. Get it through your heads. Nobody gives a shit that you are a cop!

6/23/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the love of God, unless someone is being beaten senseless with a baseball bat or raped or something else serious then simply call 911. If someone is being beaten with a baseball bat or raped then intervene. Get well soon officer and take care.

6/23/2016 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not get involved off duty shit unless it is you or your family. The other parties that were involved now have street creds as they beat and robbed a copper. Let it go and stay fetal.

6/23/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you do anything off duty if it doesn't involve your family just call 911 that's all u have to do. Nobody gives a fuck about you, must have been someone with under 5yrs. Oh well stay safe.

6/23/2016 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well peel. A learning lesson not to get involved. call 911 and walk away

6/23/2016 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's lucky he didn't get shot and killed or stabbed to death.
Zip your lip and keep on moving.

6/23/2016 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other sports news --

Cleveland Cavaliers championship parade ends in disarray as teen girl is shot twice and crowds are forced to scramble for cover

* A teen girl was shot twice in the leg following the Cleveland Cavaliers victory celebration in the city
* A 15-year-old boy was arrested and allegedly had a gun tucked into his waistband, but it's unclear if he's gunman
* The victims injuries are non-fatal and there were no other injuries reported at the scene


"Witnesses who fled the area after hearing shots ring out said the boy ran to the area of East Fourth Street and Euclid Avenue before he dashed into the Arcade, WKYC reported. The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon near Public Square after an estimated two million fans had turned out for a parade and rally. There were no other reports of injuries and the event was peaceful up until the shooting..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3655644/Teen-girl-shot-twice-leg-allegedly-15-year-old-boy-Cleveland-Cavaliers-championship-parade-ends-gunfire.html

6/23/2016 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLASH --

Freddie Gray verdict: Baltimore officer who drove van not guilty on all charges

12:24 PM ET, Thu June 23, 2016

"(CNN)Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious count of second-degree depraved-heart murder.

"Wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, Goodson stood motionless as the verdict was read. The officer's daughter wept as the judge acquitted him, count by count. After the verdict, Goodson embraced members of his family and legal team.

"The verdict is another setback for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who dramatically announced the charges against the six officer last year from the broad steps of the downtown War Memorial. Mosby, who has failed to secure a conviction following three trials, shook and bowed her head as the judge delivered the verdict..."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/us/baltimore-goodson-verdict-freddie-gray/index.html

6/23/2016 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Prayers the officer heals, physically and emotionally.

Hopefully, the thug who assaulted and stole from the officer is captured.

6/23/2016 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to play hero off-duty in situations involving animals who can't control themselves, it's easier and probably a little more effective to just say "police." Adding in the "off-duty" part just tells the offender that you don't have backup, that you don't have a radio, that you might not be armed, and that he doesn't have to listen to a thing you say. The shitheads think you punch out and become an ordinary citizen. That's why they always say "take that badge and that gun off" or "come to my hood on your day off" when they want to act like they'd fight you. They think you're not really the police when you're off-duty. You should start thinking the same way. See a crime? Call 911 and wait around to tell the responding officers what you saw, especially if it's ghetto drunken street fight nonsense. Do not get involved unless someone is about to die, and you can stop it from happening without endangering yourself too much. This shit happens every second of every day in the ghetto, and the involved parties live for it. You tried to get involved in their everyday activities as an outsider who doesn't really understand them. You're either brand new to this job or soft as puppy shit. Even if you were on duty when you saw this, you should just yell for them to stop from the comfort of your car while you wait for more cars to arrive. Get the numbers in your favor before attempting to intervene. No one wins when a cop goes in to break up a fight over nonsense and ends up getting injured. You probably did the right thing, but only in an ideal world. That's not where we live. Do the smart thing next time. Good luck on a full recovery, and I'm sorry for judging your actions so harshly. Tough love I guess.

6/23/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Geek4Hire said...
Not a cop but a black lifelong resident of Chicago. I read this blog and also CWB for the real news. It is appalling the lack of coverage of these incidents. For a off duty cop to get beat like this and the offenders knew he was a cop? What the fuck indeed. But if they would have gotten shot there would be lawsuits by the blood sucking lawyers. The other day there was another stupid march on the south side, on 67th. Someone approached me and we almost got into it. I told him and others that could hear me. We need the mothers to turn in the bangers and the weapons today. Fuck the bullshit about racist cops. 18,19 and 20 year old black men dressing up as women robbing people? This does not happen in Deerfield, Northbrook, Glenview, any of the burbs. Tired of the damn excuses about what we do not have. I grew up in the damn projects. Most of these kids have cell phones which cost more than TV's, expensive shoes, get a few good meals a day. Internet access is free at most libraries, if you get decent grades and stay out of trouble you get a free ride to most colleges because you are black, yeah I said it. This is just fucking tiresome to read this bullshit day in and day out. And the saddest part these are the crimes that are reported. Stay safe officers.


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Thanks for getting it. When you say it gets tiresome that is the absolute truth. At some point all the normal people have to just say "fuck it" and not do shit. The press won't report the good intentions of this off-duty that ended poorly. Surprised no mention if he had a gun on him and was disarmed. Highlights why we say any fight for us can turn deadly...we can be shot with our own gun in a split second. Have a good day, who knows where society is going to end up in the short term but it's not looking good

6/23/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that no one at headquarters had been taser trained? I thought everyone receievd training..

6/23/2016 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the department strip him too?

6/23/2016 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc im not hear to Monday night quarterback like the rest of clouted do nothings on this blog but the po did the right thing it happened to me when I was driving home in 016 on Higgins right in front of me 2 guys n gal all drunk and fighting in the middle of the street, I immediately dialed 911 identified myself and gave location I then jumped out of my personal car with my weapon draw and id myself one dud was mothing f-cking me but with my stuff draw he kept his distance n I waited untl help arrived sh-t happens n I hope the officer is all right.

6/23/2016 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woman stabbed to death on southbound Red Line train around 47th St. Apparently stabbed in neck.

6/23/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer, sue this bastard for millions citing civil right violations. If this piece of shit will attack you after identifying your office, what would this animal do to the average citizen who is extremely vulnerable absent a concealed carry? If these animals are willing to challenge the police on a regular basis, the average citizen should realize government has failed them by allowing criminals to roam freely and commit violence without consequences or personal expenses/liability.

You might say this guy has nothing to sue for. Remember this, he could be in a chase for some other criminal endeavor he chooses and gets involved in a foot chase which results in him getting struck by a CTA bus. This is a double whammy. Millions from the CTA and millions more from the city with a lawyer getting a third.
Don't be shy, file that lawsuit. Fair is fair.

6/23/2016 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have this woman stabbed throat slit on CTA redline but cya calling it "an assault"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-red-line-stabbing-20160623-story.html

Media just an assault maybe umm murder?

6/23/2016 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbaric City. Police best stay indoors. Citizens too cause Gangs are ruling and running the city and Rahm and States Attorneys and Prosecuters and Sheriff and Toni Preckwinkle and Judges and Media do not give a damn. Woman killed on Red Line this lovely afternoon. It was today her life ended but all Rahm can think of is spending some $280,000,000 on fixing up the Red Line so it looks like a ride from Disney World and he can pay off Contractors and please the Unions. Stop the Killing and Mahem.

6/23/2016 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter, Ja'Mal, Lemon Record, Daughters Of Assata silent --

Man charged in shooting of 3-year-old

"A 23-year-old Bronzeville man was charged in a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy paralyzed on Sunday.

"Desean Wynn, 23, of the 4400 block of South Dearborn Street, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony aggravated discharge of a weapon and felony use of a firearm by a felon or parolee."

"He's accused of shooting a 3-year-old in the 6100 block of South Kimbark Avenue about 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was "positively identified as the person who fired a handgun striking the victim in the back causing the victim to be paralyzed."

"The boy was in a car seat when shots were fired at the car, police said. People in the vehicle managed to get the boy to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-man-charged-in-shooting-of-3-year-old-20160623-story.html

No threatening crowd pouring down off the porches. No flopping around, no wailing, no motherf__ing, no shattering 40 oz. missiles, no shouts of "SHOT HIM IN THE BACK FOR NO REASON!"

>Empty red-hots bag blows down street. Sound of crickets.<

As usual.

6/23/2016 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the officer with speedy and complete recovery.
On another note, Milwaukee won the residency ban! It has been in effect for 75 years. Judge ruled unconstitutional. All city unions need to band together and get this on the docket. Will the last one out please leave the lights on! FU 9 digit midget.

6/23/2016 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milwaukee just won their court battle regarding residency requirements. We need to take it to court. We will win.

6/23/2016 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Milwaukee fire & police win residency lawsuit... Of course!

What are we waiting for, why would anyone still want to live in this cesspool ?

Because of your home investments?
Is that worth your family's safety?

There is a safer, nicer, & cheaper lifestyle only 45 mins away in any direction from the city.

Wake Up!!!!

6/23/2016 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, this is ghetto domestic bullshit while your on the clock...while you're not on duty unless it's you or your family just avoid all of it. Here's to a quick recovery.

6/23/2016 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were shots fired at ON DUTY POLICE at 35 and Artesian.

6/23/2016 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at Ravinia last night Seth McFarland, said Chicago is the murder capital
of the USA.
I wanted to leave but it started to rain and we were stuck.
I am so ashamed I work for this city and they still want to play politics
with people's lives

6/23/2016 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have to get involved, always and I stress ALWAYS make that phone call first. You have to make sure the troops are on the way.

6/23/2016 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Milwaukee police and firefighters get residency overturned.

And that means what to us in Chicago, Illinois?

Was it a State or Federal case? A Wisconsin state court decision is totally meaningless here.

What was the law?

Lots of missing details.

6/23/2016 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that no one at headquarters had been taser trained? I thought everyone receievd training..

6/23/2016 12:39:00 PM
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Why would they be tazer trained? They're not really Chicago Police Officers! Just a bunch of wannabe's wearing the uniform. Scared of their own.wn shadows and afraid to work the street.

6/23/2016 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Summer Mobile unit has yet to see the lakefront. Just another West and South side roving SAT Team. Heard there are Detectives assigned also.

6/23/2016 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/23/2016 10:09:00 AM

So sad our Chicago is long gone!

6/23/2016 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Weez just playin" This shit can get you killed stay away.

6/23/2016 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- Obama administration working overtime at making this a "Sanctuary Country"

Immigration boss who BLOCKED Homeland Security agents from seizing San Bernardino 'gun supplier' one day after the attack is to receive an award, but the agency won't say why

* Irene Martin prevented armed officers from detaining Enrique Marquez
* He was set to be interviewed alongside Russian wife Mariya Chernykh
* They were being questioned on their links to the attack that left 14 dead
* Homeland Security officials went to arrest Marquez for supplying the guns
* When they arrived, they were forced to wait in the lobby as Martin stalled
* She then told them they couldn't detain anyone in their building
* Martin has since been moved positions, but won't be punished and may receive an award for her work
* The award is usually given to employees who saved lives, like from a burning car...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3656730/Immigration-boss-BLOCKED-Homeland-Security-agents-seizing-San-Bernardino-gun-supplier-one-day-attack-receive-award-agency-won-t-say-why.html

6/23/2016 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






OT ---


1. Wisconsin residency for police, fire, teachers, etc. can no longer be enforced. Conservative Wisc. Sup. Ct. guts mandatory residency law – conservatives happy, leftists sad:

http://wislawjournal.com/2016/06/23/court-milwaukee-cant-enforce-worker-residency-requirement/

http://fox6now.com/2016/06/23/court-milwaukee-can-no-longer-enforce-residency-requirement/

This could be Illinois if Madigan and company didn’t……oh, forget it.

2. Out of control B/F goes crazy on police, so naturally race baiters and leftists protest her arrests.

http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/watch-madison-police-accused-using-excessive-force-in-mall-arrest

Only this time, even a left wing blogger sides with police:

https://dekerivers.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/east-towne-mall-arrest-underscores-tough-job-madison-police-are-engaged-in/

3. Democrats stage silly sit in, want more gun laws:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/22/house-democrats-stage-sit-in-over-gun-legislation/86241864/

But why would they want new laws when Democrats have been releasing convicts from prison by the boat load and refuse to enforce existing gun laws?

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/09/robert-farago/milwaukee-da-stats-confirm-existing-gun-laws-enforced/

http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2014/06/26/crime-statistics

6/23/2016 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Stein said...

Get out of Wrigleyville before 11pm. It's nothing but rats after that.

6/23/2016 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot/
Tiny dancer put the interests of the public behind the financial interests of his brother who owns a large chunk of uber.If you transport people for hire you are a cab or livery and should be subject to the same rules.

6/23/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. Even the gentrified areas of the city are now unsafe. Black males face a future as bleak as that of the passenger pigeon. The police are outnumbered. Politicians seem clueless. The media is more concerned about reporting on AIRBNB than current shootings. Rahm is still mayor and wel.....

6/23/2016 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is it true that no one at headquarters had been taser trained? I thought everyone receievd training..

6/23/2016 12:39:00 PM

C'mon haven't you heard of the two sets of rules?
Sure sounds like none of the house cats are planning on working the street if none are tazer qualified.

6/23/2016 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second city , news this am Milwaukee had its residency tossed out yesterday . Fop its time. Sue the city release us .

6/23/2016 08:55:00 AM


I've looked. You will be disappointed. Make sure you check the taxes and drive time. Drive through the neighborhood at different times. Some schools are better, some are not. I stayed put and I didn't have to like you do.

6/23/2016 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milwaukee and Wisconsin did NOT have a law in place like there is here. It was an internal policy that forced the workers to reside there.

6/23/2016 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Then you have this woman stabbed throat slit on CTA redline but cya calling it "an assault"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-red-line-stabbing-20160623-story.html

Media just an assault maybe umm murder?

6/23/2016 01:41:00 PM


Maybe he assaulted her before he killed her.
"Bitch I'mma kill you!"...... there's your assault.

Never mind that he then sliced her neck/throat and followed through on his threat.
I'll bet the car was fairly crowded. I wonder how many good citizens came to the poor woman's aid?

6/23/2016 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lift residency now.

6/23/2016 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic -- I want to thank 014th District for helping my sister recover her stolen vehicle that was stolen in front of our home several months ago and found in front of Walsh Park on Ashland Ave. I called the district for help this morning and the caps office and BT officers made sure all of the reports and notifications were made. God bless you officers. Stay safe-- fellow Leo

6/23/2016 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The public won't support you, the department won't back you and the court system won't protect you..... Keep walking and don't get involved....

6/23/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The verdict is another setback for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who dramatically announced the charges against the six officer last year from the broad steps of the downtown War Memorial. Mosby, who has failed to secure a conviction following three trials, shook and bowed her head as the judge delivered the verdict..."

Mosby be raciss, all of this was politically motivated. Loser Mosby should be disbarred.

6/23/2016 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in the 019th district, please officers do not hang out on Clark street. It is like drinking at Madison and Pulaski at night. A few years ago an off duty guy had a shooting 100 feet from Wrigley field.

6/23/2016 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc im not hear to Monday night quarterback like the rest of clouted do nothings on this blog but the po did the right thing it happened to me when I was driving home in 016 on Higgins right in front of me 2 guys n gal all drunk and fighting in the middle of the street, I immediately dialed 911 identified myself and gave location I then jumped out of my personal car with my weapon draw and id myself one dud was mothing f-cking me but with my stuff draw he kept his distance n I waited untl help arrived sh-t happens n I hope the officer is all right.

............................let them fight, not your problem. unless it's you or your's, it's time to turn in.

6/23/2016 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that no one at headquarters had been taser trained? I thought everyone receievd training..

6/23/2016 12:39:00 PM
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Why would they be tazer trained? They're not really Chicago Police Officers! Just a bunch of wannabe's wearing the uniform. Scared of their own.wn shadows and afraid to work the street.

6/23/2016 04:46:00 PM


You are 100% correct there buddy & that's exactly where I'm gonna stay until I retire. I could care less about tazers & all the bullshit going on out on the streets. I did my time & retiring with 30yrs. Stay safe everyone

6/23/2016 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to Ald. Sticky Buns Tunney - You still haven't gotten the manpower that 9.5 promised you. You are meaningless as a politician. You need to stick to the restaurant business and forget about politics. Now stop worrying about Orlando and worry about your own neighborhood, which will once again run rampant with crime thanks to you swallowing rahm' s BS.

6/23/2016 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more will it take for you guys to learn to stay fetal? Complete work stoppage! Don't give anything to the city that shits all over you guys.

6/24/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc im not hear to Monday night quarterback like the rest of clouted do nothings on this blog but the po did the right thing it happened to me when I was driving home in 016 on Higgins right in front of me 2 guys n gal all drunk and fighting in the middle of the street, I immediately dialed 911 identified myself and gave location I then jumped out of my personal car with my weapon draw and id myself one dud was mothing f-cking me but with my stuff draw he kept his distance n I waited untl help arrived sh-t happens n I hope the officer is all right.
---------------------------------

Son... you are mush.

Guys like you are the reason I STOPPED buying tickets to benefit parties for softballs.

6/24/2016 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guessing rookie. Who would say, "Off duty police" when you know they don't respect the on duty police any longer? Use your head, don't get involved in drunken bullshit when you're out on the town.

6/24/2016 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those of you talking about the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision regarding Milwaukee residency should probably read the summary of the case or at least the news reports from Milwaukee. The basis of the decision was a state law that prohibited Milwaukee from enforcing a residency requirement. Quite different from the situation in Chicago.

6/24/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OFF DUTY POLICE!" WTF is this? Chciago PD on NBC?? If you aren't working, do what your HRI told you to do... Dial 911 report it and then go about your business. Not worth getting hurt or catching a CR on some off duty hero bullshit.

6/24/2016 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a good witness may not be a good idea. Do you really want your full name, home address, and phone number on a police report that will probably be turned over to the offenders lawyer, through discovery? And how many civilians working for the city, will have access? Staying anonymous may be the wisest choice.

6/24/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil the Thrill said...

No partner no stick no pepper spray No radio no handcuffs no second gun no body armor no taser: was this copper a desk dolly from hq? I hope he gets better but I also hope every one learns the lesson: off duty you are off duty. Let the drunks fight it out, enjoy the entertainment and move on, there's nothing worth getting involved in unless it's your family or property. It's wrigleyville, fights there are like the song says: like a newborn baby, they happen everyday.

6/24/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Son... you are mush.
Guys like you are the reason I STOPPED buying tickets to benefit parties for softballs

Agreed.Nothing good ever comes of off duty shit. Nothing.

6/24/2016 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc im not hear to Monday night quarterback like the rest of clouted do nothings on this blog but the po did the right thing it happened to me when I was driving home in 016 on Higgins right in front of me 2 guys n gal all drunk and fighting in the middle of the street, I immediately dialed 911 identified myself and gave location I then jumped out of my personal car with my weapon draw and id myself one dud was mothing f-cking me but with my stuff draw he kept his distance n I waited untl help arrived sh-t happens n I hope the officer is all right.


You lost me at "then I jumped out of my personal car with my weapon drawn". And It don't "happen to you", you intervened on some dumb shit where you could of gotten hurt & the city wouldn't care. Call 911 and keep driving.....not worth it

6/24/2016 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guessing rookie. Who would say, "Off duty police" when you know they don't respect the on duty police any longer? Use your head, don't get involved in drunken bullshit when you're out on the town.

6/24/2016 02:10:00 AM
Just hope copper is OK, lesson learned I hope, off-duty ghetto shit please get away from it, why bother? In the jungle the biggest animal wins and that is the same here who cares?

6/24/2016 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Summer Mobile unit has yet to see the lakefront. Just another West and South side roving SAT Team. Heard there are Detectives assigned also.

6/23/2016 05:13:00 PM

Ok. Detectives are patrolman. Many still like being the police.

6/24/2016 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to Ald. Sticky Buns Tunney

Sticky buns? HILARIOUS!!!!

6/25/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the residents of Wrigleyville, you elected an aldercreep, whose only qualification for the office was that he sold cinnamon rolls and you pay outrageous property taxes and your neighborhood is crime ridden. Do yourself a favor move back to the burbs, Iowa, Wisconsin or whatever hick state you come from. You people make good money and you piss it away in Chicago. Wake Up. ♠️

6/25/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but this copper was a real Clincher(16inch softball)for u younger guys/gal's!

6/25/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've done the off-duty thing before and I got a lot of shit for it, but it was my decision at the time - and I never got out of my car - just called 9-1-1. - but the shitheads did see me calling and chased me in their car - it turned out OK though - I was young

Would I do it again? I'm thinking Nah .. nope - no fucking way

6/25/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember my first beer

6/26/2016 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also am officer that was assaulted by two thugs while going to a doctors appointment at Swedish Hospital on Foster and Francisco. Had the description of the vehicle the plate and two shit-birds but still have not heard from the detectives and not a peep from the hospital security other than the camera only covers the bicycle rack and nothing else. Thank god for citizens that helped me out and chased off the offenders. The north side is not safe at all and not even for o/d LEOS . This happened at 1pm while going to the hospital for a doctors Appointment. If you see this vehicle green two door 2000 Toyota Camry il plate z838174 male Hispanic 5'9 med complexion muscular and female white long brown hair heavy about 160lbs no visible tattoos on either that I can remember. Both were in their late 20's or 30's.RD HZ-321535.

6/29/2016 10:08:00 AM  

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