Upset that he was charged $200 to take a few pictures of a scantily clad woman instead of receiving sex, a 29-year-old Chicago man took out his anger against the operators of a 47th Street business by reportedly jumping the rear fence and puncturing the tires of two vehicles in the enclosed lot with a corkscrew.
Brookfield police reported that they were called to 9440 47th St., home to Perfect Image (also known as Frenchee’s Photography Studio) at about 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 18. Police arrived to find Rene Cano on the ground, with a 35-year-old security guard from the business standing over him.
According to the police report, employees told police that Cano had come to the business “for fantasy-related photography services,” but became upset when he asked the model for sex and she refused.
A female employee stated to police that Cano called the business at about 5:15 a.m. to set up the appointment and arrived about 20 minutes later. He reportedly paid $200, signed a “contract,” was given a camera and took pictures for about five minutes.
At that point, the woman told police, Cano asked her for sex but she told him no type of sexual contact was tolerated.
Cano then reportedly became angry and demanded a refund. He was told he could fill out a refund form. Cano reportedly replied, “I’ll get my money back one way or another.”
Cano told police that he found the female employee’s profile on a social chat website at around 4 a.m. He called the number listed and talked to the woman about “hanging out.” The woman gave him the Brookfield address. When he got there, Cano reported that the woman told him “it would cost $200 ‘to chill.'”
According to the report, Cano said the woman asked Cano if he had any more money. When he asked why, the woman reportedly answered that, if he did, “that could take him to the bedroom.”
Instead, Cano left the business only to return a short time later, allegedly jumping the rear fence and puncturing the tires of a 2009 Nissan Cube and a 2008 Ford Taurus. He was charged with two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of criminal trespassing.
Bullied twice on the way home
An 11-year-old Brookfield boy told police that he was assaulted near Riverside-Brookfield High School while going home from Hauser Junior High School on both Sept. 14 and Sept. 15.
On Sept. 14, the boy said he was walking in front of the high school at about 3:35 p.m. when several teenagers stopped his bike and tried to knock him off of it. The teens shoved the boy several times before allowing him to ride off.
On Sept. 15, a different group tried to sell him a broken skateboard and made fun of him when he refused, “verbally assaulting” him as he walked away. That incident also occurred near First Avenue and the high school, according to the report.
Brookfield police referred the boy’s family to Riverside police, since the incident occurred in that village, and to high school authorities.
Vehicles broken into
North Riverside police reported three vehicles were broken into last week, two in shopping center parking lots and another in a residential area of the village.
On Sept. 16, a 32-year-old Cicero woman reported that between 4:15 p.m. and 4:35 p.m., someone broke into her 1999 Pontiac Sunbird by damaging the driver’s side door lock and removing a radio, a handheld PSP game system and seven video games. The car was parked in the lot at Toys R Us, 7451 Cermak Road.
On Sept. 18, a 24-year-old resident of the 2500 block of Forest Avenue reported that during the overnight hours of Sept. 17 and 18, someone broke the rear window of a 2004 Dodge pickup truck and removed an impact drill, electric drill, circular saw, miter saw and flashlight from the cab.
On Sept. 19, a 31-year-old Brookfield resident stated that she had parked her 2007 Dodge in the food court parking lot at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, at 8:40 p.m.
She returned 10 minutes later to find that the rear passenger side window was shattered. A backpack containing running clothes, running shoes and an iPod was missing.
Lots ‘o needles
Riverside police pulled over Berwyn resident John C. Martinez, 36, on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. for allegedly driving his 1999 Ford 55 mph while southbound on Harlem Avenue in a 30 mph zone. Police found Martinez had a suspended driver’s license and arrested him. During a search, police also reported finding more than 200 hypodermic needles in Martinez’s possession. He was charged with illegally possessing the needles and cited for speeding, driving while suspended and having no proof of insurance.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
– Compiled by Bob Uphues