The robber had some thoughts as he ripped a 14-year-old’s bike from his hands outside a Logan Square cycle shop last Tuesday afternoon: “You’re a racist and you ain’t gonna do sh*t.”
Then, the man rode the kid’s bike a couple of blocks and robbed someone else, prosecutors say.
Isaac Lacy, 22, is now charged with two counts of felony robbery.
Prosecutors said Lacy walked up to the 14-year-old and another juvenile outside Boulevard Bikes, 2768 North Milwaukee, a little after 1 p.m. and asked for a cigarette. Then, he called them both racists, ripped away one of their bikes, and all but dared the “racist” juveniles to do anything about it, according to the story prosecutors presented during Lacy’s bond court appearance.
About 30 minutes later, Lacy reportedly rode the stolen bike up to a couple of people who were standing outside a home on the 2800 block of North Woodard in Avondale.
He asked the strangers for a cigarette, then ripped a phone from one of their hands, prosecutors said. When the 23-year-old woman and the witness yelled at him, Lacy allegedly challenged them to fight.
But, when he saw a CPD squad car rolling down the street, he changed his tune and returned the woman’s phone, according to a police spokesperson. Both victims identified Lacy as the person who robbed them, and the 14-year-old confirmed that he owned the bike Lacy was riding, according to prosecutors.
Judge Mary Marubio ordered Lacy held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He will need to post a $10,000 deposit bond to get out of jail before trial.