Nice! Woman pins car burglar, holds him for police: CPD report

A woman who saw a man breaking into her minivan early on a Sunday morning went outside and pinned him to the ground until Chicago police arrived, according to a CPD arrest report.

It happened around 3 a.m. on August 27 in the 4000 block of West Marquette.

The report said a witness looked out of their home and saw a man moving inside the woman’s minivan. She notified the 45-year-old woman, who marched outside and promptly pinned the perp to the pavement, according to the report.

A 911 caller reported an assault in progress where a woman was holding a man down after he broke into her vehicle, the report said.

An officer wrote that they “observed large bulges inside the sweater of the arrestee” as they took him into custody. Those bulges turned out to be a Ziplock bag of quarters, a GoPro camera, two bottles of perfume, and miscellaneous jewelry, all of which belonged to the van’s owner, the report said.

Daniel Salgado | Chicago Police Department; Multiplottr

The police also noted that the van’s front passenger window and driver’s door handle were damaged, but the owner said both items were perfectly fine when she parked the vehicle.

Daniel Salgado, 36, is charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a vehicle. Judge Ankur Srivastava ordered him to pay a $100 bail deposit to get out of jail.

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