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Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Sheriff Makes Arrest in 1992 Murder of 15-Year-Old Boy

Sheriff Makes Arrest in 1992 Murder of 15-Year-Old Boy

The boy disappeared a few blocks from his Skokie home on New Year's Day. His mom said "God and judgment" will prevail.
Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

The man had someone take his picture while making the sign in front of the Skokie museum.
North Shore Police Warn of Rash of Local Burglaries

North Shore Police Warn of Rash of Local Burglaries

Homes and vehicles have been hit in a number of nearby communities. Here's how to keep yourself safe.
Trio Stopped for Pickpocketing Under Investigation in 7 Suburbs

Trio Stopped for Pickpocketing Under Investigation in 7 Suburbs

One man is facing a felony charge for stealing a wallet. He and the two people he was with are being investigated for theft in Niles and Morton Grove.
MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Victor Nieto?

MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Victor Nieto?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
Lobby Love: Teens Caught Having Sex in Condo Entryway

Lobby Love: Teens Caught Having Sex in Condo Entryway

The teens run away, but not until the boy declares his anguish before a startled witness to their inappropriate tryst.
Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Tripped up by a police sting, former Rush University Medical Center doc could be headed to federal prison for 9 to 11 years.
Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Also in this week's OMG PD, a car is towed for owing thousands in parking tickets and a cabbie gets battered by his fare.
DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
Northbrook Family Steals $7 Million in Toys, Baby Gear to Sell on eBay

Northbrook Family Steals $7 Million in Toys, Baby Gear to Sell on eBay

Mom, Dad and daughter took toys and other items from stores in Texas and Louisiana using really big pockets, says U.S. attorney.
Manhunt Monday: Have You Seen Lorenzo Maes?

Manhunt Monday: Have You Seen Lorenzo Maes?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
‘Your Concealed Carry License Is In the Mail’

‘Your Concealed Carry License Is In the Mail’

Illinois State Police say concealed carry permits will be printed and mailed on a daily basis as they are approved.
Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Also in this week's OMG PD, a woman sues saying her hair care product failed to deliver and a man is arrested for screaming profanities in his apartment.
Manhunt Monday: Have You Seen Jose Mancilla?

Manhunt Monday: Have You Seen Jose Mancilla?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
Woman Steals $1,900 Dog, Hardwood Floors Snatched from Home

Woman Steals $1,900 Dog, Hardwood Floors Snatched from Home

A look at weird crimes in the Chicago area.
Missing Morton Grove Student Found Dead

Missing Morton Grove Student Found Dead

Pravin Varughese, 19, was a student at Southern Illinois University. Officials say he froze to death in a wooded area.
Woman Comes After Postman With Shovel

Woman Comes After Postman With Shovel

A look at weird crimes around the Chicago area.