Man Arrested For 102nd Time After Uptown Robbery

CHICAGO (CBS) — A homeless man was arrested for the 102nd time Tuesday, after allegedly robbing 71-year-old man in the Uptown neighborhood.

Police said Michael Woods, 52, began following the man around at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, and robbed the man of the $60 he was holding in his hand in the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue.

The victim was not hurt.

An accomplice was with Woods, but that person ran away, police said. Woods stayed behind long enough for two men who witnessed the robbery to catch and detain him.

During the fight, Woods allegedly hit one of the men, but they overpowered him and held him until police arrived, according to Lincoln District police Sgt. Patrick Barker.

Woods, who lives at a shelter on Wilson Avenue, was arrested around Lawrence and Kenmore avenues, according to Barker.

He was charged with a felony count of robbery of a victim who is handicapped or over 60 years old, battery, and resisting a police officer, according to police News Affairs.

The second suspect was not in custody Wednesday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • poe poe poe

    the pooe jerk

  • Citizen for a Livable Chicago

    One time honor student left out of the article.

  • Bob Hamilton

    So he will go to County jail where he will get a physical checkup, they will make sure his prescriptions are filled and he will be given 3 meals and a dry place to sleep, then released again. The victim will have a series of court dates which he will have to sit through without pay until this matter is resolved. By that time, this drugged out thug will have long forgotten this arrest and will be in jail on his latest charges.The solution is to tax and legalize drugs. Very simple.

  • Jim

    Give the man a chance…he can change!

    • Tyreese

      I really don’t think you can polish a turd. Flush him and forget him.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      He can change from live to dead.

  • What!?!

    I believe that being arrested 102 times is a bit ridiculous. Justice system = epic fail in this case. Do they think that they can hang onto this guy for a little while and let him spend some time behind bars before releasing him to wreak havoc on innocent people again?


    HELL NO he’s a voting DEMOCRAT!!!!!! LOL

  • SusieQ

    Once again, another black person commits a crime. Geez, imagine that! Thank God someone in this pathetic city FINALLY stood up and did something about it!! More people need to do that and beat these criminals to a pulp!!!!

  • Sue

    Once again another black person commits a crime. Geez, imagine that!! Thankfully there was someone in this pathetic city man enough to do something about it!! We need mobilize and beat these criminals!!!

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