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A heinous crime
March 26, 2008 - Joe Gorman
Some crimes are worse others, even if it's not a homicide. Take Monday's ramming and robbery of a KFC manager on the South Side who was just trying tio make the deposit.
A woman rams his car, then as he's calling police about the accident, a man -- if you want to call him that -- sneaks up behind him and shoots him in the neck. They place him back in his car, push it and ask where the money is. And they get it -- just ove $300. Enough to retire on. Then they just leave the guy there.
It is clear that this manager had to be watched by someone, otherwise, who would they know to ram? But police tell me the response from the community has been good. They told me that people had come foward, which is sometimes a problem in the city.
One thing that struck a chord with the people I talked to at the police department is that the victim was just a guy minding his business, doing his job, when he was attacked for no reason. That's something that always tugs at the heartstrings of cops. Not that they don't try to solve every crime or catch every murderer, but when it's an ordinary person just minding their own business who runs afoul of the streets, they really get cranked up.
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