Monday, May 19, 2014
Wow, That Takes Some Balls
From the Chicago Tribune:
Two Chicago men face felony charges after they were caught trying to steal fire hydrants Saturday morning in the Gresham neighborhood, prosecutors said today.
Ned D. Carradine, 50, and Russell L. Mack, 51, each face criminal damage to government property and theft of government property charges in connection to the incident, which took place in the 8500 block of South Loomis Boulevard, according to Cook County court records.
Police responded to a theft in progress call and found Carradine, a South Shore resident, and Mack, of Longwood Manor, in the process of attempting to put one of the hydrants in a vehicle, according to court records.
The two already had “unauthorized control” of a second hydrants, court records state.
One hydrant had been disassembled to fit it into the vehicle, according to court records. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-charged-with-stealing-chicago-fire-hydrants-20140518,0,4254610.story
Where would you take the fire hydrants to get money? Even the most scrupulous junk dealers would question where you got a fire hydrant.
And the dogs in the neighborhod were the ones who called the cops on the crooks.
Just just a bunch of stupid crooks.