Senior Citizen Accused Of Stealing 1,300-Pound I-Beam (And Other Weird Reports)

Here are a few of the more unusual arrest reports we’ve come across recently:


A 61-year-old East Garfield Park man has been charged with the nearly superhero-like feat of stealing a 1,300 pound I-beam from a construction site at Western and Belmont.

Police went to the site last Friday after a construction supervisor reported that the alleged thief—Curtis Stewart—was back at the site.

Cops say Stewart admitted to taking the $3,300 I-beam and scrapping it for $35.

The pick-up truck that he allegedly used to haul the beam away was impounded, and prosecutors charged him with theft of lost or mislaid property.

Pot Bust


A Wicker Park man is facing serious charges after he threw a potted plant at an off-duty federal agent and then punched the officer in the face outside of the Vic Theater this month, prosecutors said.

The agent said he identified himself as an off-duty officer and told 36-year-old Dwayne Milton to stop causing a disturbance in the 3100 block of North Sheffield around 10 p.m. on May 9.

Upon hearing that the man was a federal agent, Milton picked up a potted plant and threw it at the man, causing the plant to shatter on the agent’s shoulder, police said.

Milton went on to throw several punches at the agent, striking him once in the left eye, prosecutors said.

At that point, the officer unleashed some pepper spray and held Milton for police.

Milton, a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, is charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer and criminal damage to property. His bail is set at a whopping $200,000.

Career Ender?


22-year-old Tysean Hunter of South Chicago was charged with trespassing after he refused to leave Wrigley Field around 9:45 p.m. last Monday, according to court records.

The Cubs were not playing, and Hunter’s arrest report contains no information about why he so desperately wanted to be at Wrigley that day. The only clue may reside in the answer he gave when cops asked what his career is. Answer: “Future ballplayer.”

Hunter was wearing a Cubs jersey at the time of his arrest.

Interesting Choices


Gosh, people are accused of shoplifting the strangest things around here.

While it’s not 41 tubs of Oil of Olay or 29 Butterfingers, Derek Smith’s arrest report still managed to catch our eye.

Prosecutors have accused the 26-year-old Boystown man of trying to steal a unique collection of goods from the Jewel-Osco store at 3531 North Broadway: Two watermelon slices, a bottle of Simply Lemon, 1 bubble toy, and a pair of flip flops.

Total value: $8.48. If nothing else, he knows how to spot a bargain.

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