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Homewood Man Fakes Going to Work, Foils Potential Burglar

A Homewood homeowner deceived a youth thought to be responsible for two recent crimes in the 17900 block of Loomis Ave.

A juvenile, whose name was not released, received a municipal ordinance violation citation for disorderly conduct after attempting to enter a home in the 17900 block of Loomis Avenue at 9:03 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.

The homeowner told police he faked going to work because of a theft and a burglary that occurred each of the two previous days. The man pulled his car out of his driveway, parked it a block away and then walked back home.

The man listened inside as the youth tried first the front door and then the back. He threw open the back door when he heard the youth trying to turn the handle. The homeowner told police the boy never entered the home and he fled east when confronted. Police caught up to the youth in the 1800 block of Hood Avenue.

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FlossmoorMom June 27, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Heck yeah! Way to go homeowner!
mike cassidy June 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Hope his parents are ashamed.
lynne June 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Doubt it. The new element in this town doesn't seem to care what their kids do.
Kassie June 27, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Neither does the old element. The only difference is that the old element has the $$$ to cover up what their children do.
Doug June 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I don't see where anyone called anyone a racist?
FlossmoorMom June 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Doug, Tony it's my fault....earlier I posted saying it was disheartening reading the comment sections on the crimes because they normally veer towards negativity towards our towns and racism...I didn't meant necessarily in this particular instance. Tony, I agree with you...it's the code words...the "change" comments...the elusive change...I don't know, what do those phrases mean? I'd like to know. I love HF and it bums me out when people rag on it. I'm glad that we have a diverse community, it's what brought me to move here in the first place :) I removed my comment because I didn't want anyone to think I was baiting when I said that the comments made me sad...anyhow, that's where it stemmed from I think, unless it was your comment as well Tony, who knows? Peace ya'll?
Genvieve LaChappele June 28, 2012 at 02:19 AM
so did i
Abe June 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Homeowner should have let him come in then shot him.
SouthSide June 28, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I am not a violent person and don't like guns but in this case--since the man's home was burgaled twice in a row--I agree with you. Shoot to injure but not to kill. And have 9 1 1 on the line.
Mkw June 29, 2012 at 07:07 AM
I love Homewood, I know men that would do that sort of thing. Miss their presence as my neighbors. I had great neighbors in Homewood The best literally.
Deirdra June 29, 2012 at 03:20 PM
What did the kid steal? X-box games? Sounds like he knew he was gonna do it and maybe (just guessing) he's been leaving his door open and his little neighboor was taking liberties....who breaks in three days in a row? A poorly supervised 10 year old is my guess. Glad he stopped him. I don't know what the new element is in Flossmoor-Homewood. I love this town...maybe I'm the new element....lol
SouthSide June 29, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Good points.
Cheryl Sailor July 04, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I hope we have a diverse neighborhood and not a changing neighborhood. In Roseland, when the ghetto people came, they brought their ghetto utter lack of values with them. Many parents didn't have a clue how to parent but reproduced anyway. They lived in the exact same houses, had about the same amount of money we had, but violent crime was the name of their game. Little old ladies were their favorite vics which I at the time found utterly shocking on many levels. If ghetto folks move here and bring the ghetto with them, non-criminals will move away. I am hoping the past does not repeat itself here.

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