POLICE BLOTTER: Defending the Beer, Weird Cable Guy
Oak Lawn police reports Sept. 5-6.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Robbers Try to Steal Beer
A 37-year-old man was walking home from the liquor store around 8:30 p.m. when two men near 107th Street and Komensky Avenue confronted him. One of the robbers said, “Hey, dude, we’re taking your beer.” The man put the beer on the sidewalk. As the robber knelt down to pick up the beer, police said the man punched him in the side of his face, knocking him to the ground. The would-be robber immediately got up and fled southbound with his buddy down Komensky. The man did not have his cell phone so he ran home to call 911. Fortunately, the robbers, described as males in their early 20s, did not steal the beer.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5
Weird Cable Guy Suspected in Burglary
Someone tried to force their way into an apartment in the 10000 block of South Mayfield Avenue sometime before 1 p.m. A 23-year-old woman noticed that her back door frame had been forced partially out of its frame. The woman told police she thought she heard noises in the middle of the night. Police said the woman recently had Comcast Cable installed on Aug. 24 in her apartment. The woman told police that the cable guy was very flirty with her and later texted her that night to see how her cable TV was working. She replied it was fine and the cable guy continued to text her for the next few days. On August 29, she received a last text from him saying he just wanted to say hit and that he would not cut her cable. She did not reply and the cable to her apartment was soon cut. A neighbor who lives in the building said she saw the same cable guy on four separate occasions parked on the corner of 104th Street and Mayfield Avenue sitting in his cable truck early in the morning. The neighbor’s husband also saw the cable guy backing his truck into their parking lot. Police said the woman’s father filed a complaint with Comcast on her behalf. The report said the scene was contaminated from the family touching the door handle and were unable to collect evidence. Police are investigating.
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