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Man Crank Calls Police, Driver Dumps Dope

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.

By Emily Stone and David MacLean

All work and no play makes Jack a crank caller

The Glenview police dispatch reported receiving multiple calls from a man who continued yelling foul language and playing audio loops from a movie into the phone.

Passengers Cheech and Chong had no comment

Northbrook police say they pulled over a 37-year-old Chicago man who then ran to the front of his vehicle and threw a container of cannabis down a sewer drain, according to the police report. He was charged with felony aggravated DUI, and other offenses.

That's a heck of a customer appreciation program

A cashier at a Niles store was charged with theft after store security said she gave a customer $250 in change when she was supposed to give $20, and gave the customer $79.86 in goods without ringing them up.

Who doesn't want a cocktail and secured pants while doing housework?

A man left a Northbrook store without paying for a belt, drink shaker, screwdriver and line aerator.

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