Man charged with breaking CTA train windows worth $42,700. And, yes, his last name really is Glass

Zander Glass (center) and surveillance images of two men police were seeking in connection with the damage. | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a Chicago man with breaking more than 40 windows on CTA train cars in July and August. Ironically, his name is Glass. Zander Glass.

Chicago police released surveillance images on Monday of two men wanted for damaging the trains. The following day, a CTA employee spotted Glass at the 43rd Street Green Line station, a CPD arrest report said.

Police surveillance camera operators kept an eye on Glass until cops closed in to arrest him on the Indiana Green Line station platform, the report continued.
Court papers filed in the case accuse Glass of breaking five train windows on July 31 and 39 more during five incidents on August 17. The documents say incidents occurred at the Ashland/63rd Green Line station, the Cottage Grove Green Line station, and the Adams-Wabash station in the Loop.

Prosecutors charged Glass with five counts of felony criminal damage to government property valued between $500 and $10,000 and one count of felony criminal damage to government property valued at less than $500.

He was due in bond court on Wednesday afternoon.

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