Man charged with stealing car, speeding toward cops — while on $1,000 bond for *two* robberies

Isaac Lacy | CPD

A man who posted just $1,000 to get out of jail in August after he was charged with robbing a boy of his bike and then trying to mug a woman nearby is back in custody after he stole a car, crashed into police vehicles, and raced toward officers who were trying to stop him, prosecutors said.

You may remember Isaac Lacy, 23, from last summer when prosecutors said he ripped a 14-year-old’s bike away outside a Logan Square cycle shop and told the kid, “You’re a racist and you ain’t gonna do sh*t.”

Lacy then allegedly rode the stolen bike for about 30 minutes before stopping and trying to rob a 23-year-old woman. That hold-up failed when a CPD squad car just happened to roll down the street, prosecutors said at the time.

Judge Mary Marubio allowed him to walk out of jail by posting a $1,000 bond.

Lacy wasn’t so lucky when he returned to bond court on Thursday to face the state’s newest allegations.

Prosecutors said Lacy jumped into a car that was left running on a hotel parking lot in suburban Harvey on Monday. When the car’s owner came out of her room, he allegedly told her to hop in. She didn’t. And he allegedly drove off in her vehicle.

Police spotted the car and pursued it briefly, but they stopped after it sped through a few traffic lights, prosecutors said.

Cops successfully pulled the car over a short time later, and an officer got out of her squad car with her hand held up, indicating that the driver should stop.

Instead, Lacy allegedly accelerated toward her. She got out of the way and was not injured as the car sped past.

Cops stopped the car again. Again, Lacy drove toward the cops — forcing one of them to jump into a squad car for safety, prosecutors said. Lacy allegedly struck the police car, but the officer was not injured.

After being advised not to speak in bond court because prosecutors would use anything he said against him, Lacy told Judge Arthur Willis that he got out of the allegedly stolen car after the crash and “there was a little bit of damage.”

Officers eventually arrested Lacy in Chicago. Prosecutors say hotel surveillance cameras recorded the initial auto theft.

Lacy is charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle; and two felony counts each of aggravated assault of police; criminal damage to government property; and resisting police. Prosecutors also charged him with misdemeanor counts of resisting police, leaving the scene, fleeing police, and driving on a suspended license.

Judge Willis ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of bond in the pending robbery cases. Should Lacy become eligible for release, he’ll need to pay a $25,000 deposit and go on electronic monitoring, Willis said.

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