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Trooper Accidentally Dials 911, Man Picks Fight with Car

A look at weird crimes in the Chicago area.

By Emily Stone and David MacLean

Objects in mirror may be angrier than they appear

A man punched the hood of a 2008 Mercedes-Benz in Evanston and damaged the mirror.

Sometimes the butt knows when there's an emergency

Lake Bluff Police received a 911 call and heard police radio traffic in the background before the person hung up. Police called back and reached the caller, an Illinois State Trooper who had dialed 911 by accident.

If only they'd gone to Sunny Day Saloon

A 45-year-old woman was charged with battery after a fight at Stormy's Tavern, where police say she fought two women who came to the bar to speak with her.

Is stealing A/C in winter like wearing linen after Labor Day?

On January 14, 2014 a multijurisdictional investigation involving the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Grayslake Police Department, Gurnee Police Department, and Round Lake Police Department resulted in the arrest of Ricki Lucas, 37, and Kevin Blottiaux, 36, both of the 32000 Block of Rolling Hills Rd in Wildwood.

Two Wildwood men were charged with the theft of more than $100,000 in commercial air conditioner units over a three-month period.

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