Pizza Delivery Turns Criminal, Cab Fare Turns Violent
A look at weird crimes in the northern Chicago suburbs.
Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.
A burglar entered an unlocked Evanston home and stole diamond earrings, a video camera, credit cards and dark Bacardi rum.
A pizza delivery boy reported his car stolen after delivering a pizza in Skokie. According to the report, the employee left his car running while delivering a pizza. When he returned, he saw that his vehicle was gone.
Someone stole a laptop computer, a Garmin GPS, Targus backpack, chess set and TI calculator from a car parked in Evanston.
Police responded to a theft at a Skokie senior center where six water sprinkler caps/plugs were missing from the building.
A cab driver picked up a Riverwoods man in Chicago who said to take him to Deerfield, then fell asleep. After reaching Deerfield, police said the driver twice woke up the man to ask for further directions, and the man asked to exit the cab there. When the driver asked for the $76.45 fare, the man said, according to police, “So it’s going to be like that,” and began to hit the driver about the face while still in the cab and tried to gouge his eyes.
The driver was able to unlock his seatbelt and pull the man from the cab. He then drove away, called police and the man followed on foot. Police found the man and arrested him for battery and theft of services.