This post has been updated.
Here's a routine crime story from my neighborhood:
Early Saturday morning, a man allegedly followed a woman out of the Jarvis Red Line station in Rogers Park. On the street, he grabbed her from behind, showed her a gun, and forced her into a more secluded area where he allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted her. CTA cameras captured footage of them leaving the station; by Sunday night, the man's picture had been released by the police. On Monday it appeared on the morning news.
Here's the part where the story gets a little odd:
Later Monday, 26-year-old Rogers Park resident Milton Anderson and a neighbor he knew through work presented themselves at 49th Ward alderman Joe Moore's office. Anderson confessed to the robbery (but not to the assault), and Moore escorted him to the Area One police station at Belmont and Western, where Anderson turned himself in. On Tuesday police charged Anderson with two felony counts, one for robbery and one for sexual assault, both with a firearm, and Moore posted the story on his website.