CHICAGO — When neighbors and Chicago cops saw a masked man and a group of people having an altercation in Lincoln Park early Saturday morning, everyone thought a robbery was in progress.
That would be a pretty good bet these days, but it turned out to be something a little different, according to police: Just a guy who picked a terrible time to break into someone’s car.
Believing they saw a robbery in the 2200 block of North Stockton around 4:50 a.m., cops bailed out of their patrol car and chased a masked man who ran from the scene.
They quickly caught up with him in the 300 block of West Belden.
A Chicago police spokesperson said witnesses identified the man, 18-year-old Kamari Bright, as the guy who forced his way into a red Land Rover SUV.
But nothing was taken from the car, presumably because too many people saw what was happening. Bright, of the 1000 block of West 70th Street, is charged with felony counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, and criminal damage, according to the police spokesperson.
Judge Kelly McCarthy released him from custody during a detention hearing on Sunday afternoon.