Sunday, August 7, 2011

It Takes All Kinds, I Guess...!


Just when you think that you've heard of all the sicko types around, another one pops up!

I hate the fact that there are this kind of person living among us, but I love the fact that there were some real human types available to stop him!

What a great story to start our Sunday!

Passersby hold suspect after blind man's wallet stolen

6:18 p.m. CDT, August 5, 2011

A blind man was robbed of his wallet this afternoon in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood but passersby came to his rescue, authorities said, grabbing hold of the culprit until Chicago police arrived.

The suspect approached the 61-year-old blind man about 12:30 p.m. in the 800 block of East 63rd Street and went through his pockets, said Chicago Police Officer Dan O’Brien, a police spokesman.

After taking his wallet, the robber pushed the man to the ground, O’Brien said.

Shortly thereafter, the passersby approached the robber and were able to detain him before police arrived.

While he was detained, police said, citing witness accounts, some “unknown males” punched the suspect in the face.

The robber was taken into custody, but also had to go to a local hospital for his injuries, O’Brien said. The blind man was not reported hurt.

No charges had been filed in the incident yet as of early Friday evening.

jgorner@tribune.com

First of all, I'd like to offer my thanks to the "unknown males" mentioned in the story! Hope they got one in for me!

Coffee on the patio this morning! I have cousins visiting from the Austin area, so they will be joining us, OK?

12 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I sort would like to thank them too :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Crister...
Just no accounting for some folks, I guess!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

Gorges Smythe said...

Amazing! Some Americans are still able to feel moral outrage!

Spud said...

Should have poked the bastards eyes out, robbed him and left him to beg on the streets.
That would be justice....

Sixbears said...

I'm with you on the "unknown males."

YeOldFurt said...

Knowing there are some people willing to "step up to the plate" actually gives me hope for this population. I hope they got one "in" for me too.
YeOldFurt

Ben in Texas said...

Good on Them,I am somewhat surprised that the robber hasn't filed charges on the crowd yet.. Never the less. WELL DONE!!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Glad they acted i the manner that they did! Too many times folks just stand there and watch!

Many thanks for coming by today!


Hey Spud...
The mentioned "unknown males" probably had some further justice in store, but too many witnesses, I'm thinking!

Still, at least they did something!

My friend, I'm glad you came by today!


Hey Sixbears...
Seemed the least we could do, is offer our thanks!

I'm so glad this was NOT a crowd of mere onlookers!

I appreciate you coming over this morning!


Hey YOF...
It is kinda nice to see for a change, isn't it?

Good to see you again, buddy! Thanks for your visit today!


Hey Ben...
Who knows? He may try and do that yet!

My friend, thanks so much for your visit!

Craig Cavanaugh said...

He's lucky all he got was socked in the face! Throw in another thank you from me to the "unknown males".

TROUBLEnTX said...

I'm sure the police looked the other way, for "unknown males".

Dizzy-Dick said...

It is about time we start taking care of ourselves and our fellow man.

HermitJim said...

Hey Craig...
Nice to see some positive action from concerned citizens for a change! I don't think this ol' boy knows just how lightly he was treated considering his actions!

Another case for a little frontier justice!

I certainly appreciate you coming by today!


Hey Trouble...
If no one will serve as a witness against them, what else can they do?

Looks like the "Golden Rule" came into effect here, with a vengeance!

Many thanks for stopping by today!


Hey DD...
Right you are about that!

Thanks for coming over this morning, my friend!