The hateful tag was discovered just a few hours after a man was arrested for allegedly spray painting buildings in the same neighborhood. But he has not been charged in connection with the anti-gay incident.
A surge of robberies in the River North area has prompted police to issue their third warning about muggings in the neighborhood since last week. The fact that three separate alerts have been issued recently indicates that cops think at least three distinct groups are robbing people in the area.
The North Center burglar has been entering homes through unlocked windows during the morning and afternoon hours, police said. In one case, he pushed a window air conditioner unit into the home and then climbed in.
The victims were walking on the 800 block of South Wabash around 8:30 when 35-year-old Torrence Perry approached them and demanded their valuables while displaying a handgun and wearing a mask, according to police.