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Tinley Park Man Feels Pain at Pump in Frankfort Gas Station

A woman filched a Tinley Park man's wallet after he dropped it at a Frankfort gas station, police said.

Credit: Joseph Hosey
Credit: Joseph Hosey

A Tinley Park man lost his wallet when a woman swooped in like a vulture and snatched it off the ground at a Frankfort gas station, then lied when he asked her about it, police said.

The 24-year-old man was victimized Jan. 3 at the 10730 S. Harlem Speedway.

The man reportedly told deputies he pulled up to a pump about 2:30 p.m. and went to prepay for his gasoline.

"Once inside the victim realized that he did not have his wallet in his pocket," police said. "He went outside and observed a female black, in her 60's, next to his vehicle."

The woman headed back to her own car and the man followed her, police said, then asked her about his wallet.

The woman told him she knew nothing about the missing wallet, police said, but video footage shows her "picking up the wallet right outside the victim's car door and getting back inside her vehicle."

The man had $65 in his wallet, police said.

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The Sleeper January 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM
I think you completely missed his/her point. I was also wondering if the woman had been caught. What's with all the "Hmmmmm"s......
JEG January 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Ilappraiser yes I can read English and I can also spell correctly without using spellcheck. But my point that you missed is that if the video camera showed the woman picking up the wallet, then they should have arrested her and the article didn't mention that. But I wouldn't expect you to get my point because you don't know how to speak or write without cursing. So that shows me your mentality. Sleeper just thinking to myself the validity of these cameras.
very concerned citizen January 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM
ilappraiser.......that's right I could be a racist pig,what are you???sorry not into kkk.the lady that picked up the wallet probally came from inside speedway and back to her car that's when she picked up the wallet that's where it was caught on camera.i knew they caught the black lady on camera picking up the wallet that's what the paper said isn't it.and I do have many African American friends its the bad ones that make it tuff...............
The Sleeper January 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Bad people of all shapes, sizes, and colors make it difficult for everyone. I think it's time to start making examples of people. Show her photo, put her name under it, and tell people she's a lying thief who thinks she deserves your money.

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