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Man Head-Butts Police During Arrest, 'Pigasus' Goes Missing

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area this week.

By Emily Stone and David MacLean

Not what was meant by a steal on Black Friday

A man reported someone entered his vehicle, which was in a Skokie parking lot, on the day after Thanksgiving and removed a black case containing an iPad. 

Thieves force man to rely on backup puns

A Grayslake man discovered the reason for his dog’s barking the evening before when he discovered that his prized holiday decoration, "Pigasus," had been taken from the front yard. The winged pink pig had lights and an angel halo. The man has replaced him with a similar pig he has named “Swine Flew” but says Pigasus was really irreplaceable.

A rose by any other address is not as sweet

A Lake Bluff officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller said a green conversion van was parking in driveways and the driver was walking up to the front doors of houses. The officer spoke with the driver, who said he was delivering flowers and was lost and was asking for directions at the homes.

Man claims goat heritage to blame

Northbrook police pulled over a 20-year-old Northbrook man for a traffic violation and determined he was intoxicated, according to police. While being arrested, he head butted the officer.

The grinch comes early

Someone cut several strings of Christmas lights in Buffalo Grove.

Troy December 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
There is nothing funny about someone getting their iPad stolen. You're discouraging citizens from calling the police when they observe a suspicious vehicle. Do you think they would ever call the police again, if they read about it here? The next time they see a suspicious vehicle it might be a burglar pulling into your driveway. Lastly, I bet the police officer who was head butted wasn't laughing. Would you be amused if you or a family member were the victim of a battery?
Patch reinstates deleted accounts! December 15, 2013 at 03:30 PM
OMG to the comment!!! And, oh, look -- it's also in the title! This doesn't discourage me to report crime, nor does it make me laugh at the victims. It's "weird crime" with funny titles. Chillax.

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