A 20-year-old woman who was home alone at her police officer boyfriend's house in the 11200 block of South Central Park Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning told police two men in "Scream" masks forced their way in and taped her to a chair.
She told investigators the burglars stole $40 and two tickets to a Bulls game and they demanded information about her boyfriend's brother, also a Chicago cop, Morgan Park district police said Monday.
According to her account, she managed to use her cell phone to send a text message to a neighbor, who released her from the chair once the burglars left.
The part of this story that the media omitted was that the offenders where black and the victim had earlier called 911 to report suspicious persons at 11100 block of Central Park in the alley. Armed with little to no information the usual rants, about 22, Area 2 the decline of the neighborhood and of course FOP, where abundant:
Holy crap....can someone verify? I knew this area was going downhill, but I didn't think it was THIS bad already... anyone want a ranch? Priced to sell....
2/11/2008 02:17:00 AM
Welcome to BAGHDAD!!! Wheres FOP???? Where is the Outrage??? You know this is how Detroit started its decline.
2/11/2008 06:39:00 AM
19B huh? Great job you dog asses! Did driving around the neighborhood for 15 minutes to look for these guys before interrupt your dvd or something. Take just a lil F*cking pride in what you do, at least have a work ethic.
2/11/2008 09:56:00 AM
These are just a sampling of the responses that this story generated.
Then we see this in the paper today.
Detectives probing the alleged home invasion Sunday at a Chicago cop's Mount Greenwood house have found inconsistencies in the victim's story that have prevented their investigation from moving forward, police sources said Thursday.
Calumet Area detectives and Chicago police news affairs officers have refused to release any information about the investigation in the four days since.
On Thursday, police sources told the SouthtownStar that investigators are examining whether the incident actually may have been some kind of domestic dispute.
I had talked to a few people who know the coppers and they are convinced that the girlfriend has issues and a home invasion isn't one of them.
Lets face it, the 22nd district 1st watch has a horrible reputation, Area 2 has some great people and some not so great people but the neighborhood on a whole is fine and FOP has nothing to do with this. I hope that her bullshit doesn't diminish the vigilance that off-duty coppers and their families need to maintain regardless of which district they live in.