LIGHTER SIDE: A Few Less-Serious Stories For A Rough Day

It sounds like an urban legend. But, prosecutors say it really happened in Wrigleyville.

Hamby (Chicago Police Dept)

A hairstylist who was fired from a local salon returned to the store a few nights later and paid a locksmith to change the front door lock. Then, the disgruntled diva sat inside the salon, waiting to greet workers as they arrived in the morning.

Police say it all played out at Sport Clips, 3452 N. Clark.

34-year-old stylist Danielle Hamby of the Irving Park neighborhood is charged with theft and criminal trespassing.

Prosecutors say she took the CTA to Wrigleyville early last Monday morning and arranged to have the locks changed. When arriving employees found their keys did not work, Hambry emerged to let them in and announced that the store had new owners and she was the new manager, according to court records.

Police say Hambry used her own money to pay for the lock change.

Officers were again called to the Sport Clips early on June 12 after the locksmith who did the work called 911 to report that an unidentified woman was requesting to have the salon’s locks changed again. Police were unable to find the locksmith when they arrived.


Hernandez  (Chicago Police Dept)

Hey, thanks for ignoring that whole “right to remain silent” thing, Jonathan Hernandez!

The 22-year-old Logan Square man was stopped by cops near Belmont and Sheffield last week after witnesses reported seeing him cutting locks off of a bicycle outside of Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont

When cops stopped Hernandez he hopped off the bike and blurted out, “It’s not mine. I just stole it,” police say.

Hernandez entered a quick guilty plea and was given a two-day sentence, which was credited with two days of time served. He is a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, according to police.

He’s Nuts

Hutchinson  (Chicago Police Dept)

It could have all ended so much differently for Malik Hutchinson, a 20-year-old South Shore man who is licensed to sell peanuts on Chicago streets.

Police say they approached Hutchinson before the Cubs’ May 29th game because he was selling peanuts on stadium property. They gave him a warning and asked him to leave.

Instead, Hutchinson continued to sell peanuts. So, an officer stopped him and began to perform a protective pat-down, which resulted in Hutchinson grabbing the officer by his vest while saying, “don’t touch me. How the f*** you like it?”

It seems the officer didn’t like it very much. Not very much at all.

Hutchinson is charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and peddling in a prohibited area.

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