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    Alleged safe thief asks for phone call

    Alleged safe thief asks for phone call

    Wed Mar 26, 4:59 PM ET - AP

    An alleged thief wasn't fazed when workers at a Chicago muffler shop told him a safe he wanted to rob wasn't open. He just asked them to give him a call when their boss returned with the combination.

    The 18-year-old got a call. But so did Chicago police.

    When Ruben Carate returned to Velasquez & Sons Mufflers For Less on Monday, plainclothes Chicago police officers shot and wounded him in the leg. Carate was charged Tuesday with attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault of a police officer, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.

    "He gave us his phone number when we told him we didn't have any money. He told us to call him back when the owner came back with the money and he was going to come back and rob him," said worker Tony Diaz.

    "It's pretty funny now, but it wasn't at the time," Diaz said.

    A masked man entered the shop with a gun and demanded money around 8 a.m., said mechanic Jose Sida.

    Employees told him they carried little cash and couldn't open the safe, so the man left two numbers to call when the owner came in, Sida said.

    "No one could make this up," said police Lt. Scott Schwieger.

    The man returned around noon, wearing the same mask and clothing. Officers told employees to get to the back of the shop, Sida said.

    Carate was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a gunshot wound, said Mark Payne, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority. An inquiry into the shooting will take six months to complete, he said.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    An inquiry into the shooting will take six months to complete, he said.
    What????? 6 months??????

    Ours take 4-6 weeks top. Damn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firing_Pin View Post
    What????? 6 months??????

    Ours take 4-6 weeks top. Damn!
    It takes our Standards depatment and the IPCC 18 months to resolve a common assault. Some officers have waited years for more serious cases and those involving firearms to be resolved in the UK.
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    Our Office of Professional Standards ( OPS ) has been overhauled and given a new name, the Independent Review Board. Forgive them since they are all mostly civilians and independent of the Police Department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bird1 View Post
    Our Office of Professional Standards ( OPS ) has been overhauled and given a new name, the Independent Review Board. Forgive them since they are all mostly civilians and independent of the Police Department.
    and thus probably shouldn't be conducting the review
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    and thus probably shouldn't be conducting the review
    They are, excuse my language, fucktards. They have no business reviewing police shootings as civilians. They don't have any investigatory (big word again lol) training or experience.
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