POLICE BLOTTER: Funny Money, Bible Thumper

Oak Lawn police reports, Nov. 1-3.



Counterfeit Craigslist Buy


A 24-year-old man came to the Oak Lawn police station to report that he received counterfeit cash in a Craigslist Deal.

The man said he set up a deal to sell an iPhone 5S that he had purchased for $250 cash, but was selling on Craigslist for $670 cash. The buyers called him from a 312-number.

They agreed to meet at 4:30 p.m. at the TCBY at 6760 W. 95th St. The buyers handed over $670 cash for the phone and left in newer model Chevy Malibu with no registration.

The man went to a nearby coffee shop where he paid for some coffee with one of the twenty-dollar bills he received from the phone sale. It wasn’t until he got home when he realized the cash he received from the buyers was counterfeit.

Police said the man came to the station to file a complaint and says he can identify the buyers if he sees them again.

The counterfeit bills were sent to the U.S. Secret Service. Police could not recover the fake twenty at the coffee shop.




Warrant Nets Bible


Police met with a caller at the Gateway Inn at 4657 W. 95th St. around 2 a.m., who alleged his boss had pushed him earlier in the evening.

According to the report the boss, identified as Eugene Bible, 56, of Houston Texas, pushed the caller during an argument.

Police spoke to Bible, who allegedly denied pushing the caller. Officers checked Bible’s ID, and learned he had three warrants, one of which was active.

The warrant was out of Coles County, IL, for deceptive practice.

The caller signed a waiver of complaint and Bible was taken into custody where he was being held for extradition.


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