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OMG PD: Kinky Cab Fare, Depot Disorderly

Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.

DOWNERS GROVE

Dispute at the Depot

A train ticket agent at 10:38 a.m. March 6 said that two people were involved in a loud argument lasting about five minutes that involved a 54-year-old man using vulgarity. The incident occurred at the Main Street train depot on the 1000 block of Burlington Avenue in front of numerous witnesses waiting for trains. A 78-year-old woman said she politely asked the man to quiet down and refrain from cursing as he spoke to other people. The man became angry and yelled, "You mind your own damn business and go away!" This is when the argument began.

The man said he was sitting and talking to his friends when the woman yelled at him to quiet down in a disrespectful manner. He then told her to mind her own business. The ticket agent wanted the incident documented and the two parties to leave the station, which they did peacefully.

NAPERVILLE

Kinky Cab Fare

A cab driver picked up a customer on March 13 in the 600 block of Bakewell Lane. When the customer entered the cab, the cab driver asked him how he was going to pay. The customer stated he was going to pay with a sexual favor and touched the driver on the shoulder. The customer, a white male in his early 20s wearing black pants and a tan coat, exited the cab and ran north, police said.

GENEVA

An unknown person or persons took 98 T-shirts from a store on the 300 block of Commons Drive, sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 23, Geneva police reports said. An employee and a store manager told police the shirts were on several shelves near the front of the store. The employees checked inventory control to determine that number of T-shirts missing. The value of the shirts is estimated at $1,700.

GLEN ELLYN

A man on the 500 block of Greenbriar Road reported receiving a telephone call from a man claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes at 2:37 p.m. March 6. The man, who identified himself as "Bill Low" said the resident had won a new car and $1 million. The man was told to bring $2,900 worth of prepaid gift cards to a meeting location to receive the prize money and vehicle. "The complainant recognized this to be a scam and told the caller he would not meet him," according to the report.

WHEATON

Who Needs A Credit Card?

At about 4:15 a.m. March 8, a man came to a store counter on the 2000 block of South Naperville Road with a bag of chips and a 20 oz. Red Bull energy drink. The man requested two cartons of Marlboro 27's cigarettes and produced a state ID when requested by the employee. He attempted to use a credit card several times to complete the purchase, but it was repeatedly denied. The man swiped his card again, picked up the items from the counter and ran out the north door. The man then entered a car, which left the lot eastbound on East Loop Road. The cigarettes and other items were valued at $60.

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Dennis Brooke March 16, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Sometimes proof reading trumps spell check, LIKE if you see a problem with this sentence. Kinky Cab Fare "The customer, a white male in his early 20s wearing black pants and a tan coat, excited the cab and ran north, police said." LIKE!!!!
Karen Chadra March 16, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Haha! Thank you, Dennis.
Gina De La Mora March 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Likey!!!!

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