Shoplifter won’t win mother of the year
August 22, 2012 10:54PM
Updated: September 24, 2012 7:47AM
BOLINGBROOK — Um, Mom? Wait! Come back.
Police say a 19-year-old woman was either shoplifting or offering her 3-year-old son in trade to a store Aug. 2.
According to reports, around 4 p.m., security personnel at Kohl’s, 1138 W. Boughton Road, saw Chrystlynn Boyd take three tank tops and a ring into a dressing room and hide them in her clothes.
Boyd and the child went to the register where she reportedly paid for another item, but not the hidden ones. As security approached outside “Boyd then began to run ... and left the 3-year old behind,” Lt. Mike Rompa said. “(Employees) then yelled at Boyd that she couldn’t leave the child behind. Boyd then began to run again and eventually left the juvenile at the east end of the Kohl’s parking lot near Churchill Drive.”
Police responded and found Boyd inside 1090 Churchill Drive where she was arrested on charges of shoplifting and endangering the health of a child. The child was turned over to other family members.
Hitchhiker caught making tracks
COAL CITY — Police say a man came close to his completing his journey in the old hobo tradition.
Around 1:45 p.m. Aug. 15, an officer was called to the Biama Street railroad depot after a 32-year-old man was spotted riding on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train.
After being taken into custody, Christian L. Ramirez, was brought to a local restaurant where the owner served as an English translator for the suspect.
Ramirez reportedly said he “got on the train in Kansas City and was attempting to go to Chicago” before he was caught riding the rails. He was cited for criminal trespassing and released to the restaurant owner’s custody.