Men Run from Mall with About $1,000 in Purses: Blotter

Two Chicago men were arrested and charged with felony retail theft, after leading police on a foot chase from Orland Square Mall.

Outside a Michael Kors purse shop. Credit: See-Ming Lee
Outside a Michael Kors purse shop. Credit: See-Ming Lee

Two Chicago men are accused of taking four purses worth about $1,000 total from a department store and running away from police, according to an Orland Park police report.

Emmanuel D. Guyton, 19, of the 1300 block of Touhy Avenue in Chicago, and Odell D. Harris, 19, of the 6900 block of Laflin Avenue in Chicago, were each charged with felony retail theft.

On Nov. 12, police were called about two men running near the Citibank at about 147th Street and LaGrange Road around 10:40 a.m. Officers caught the two men after a foot chase, and found four Michael Kors purses nearby, according to the report. The purses still had tags on them, and the men had no purchase receipts. They were both wearing electronic monitoring bracelets, police said.

Store security said they saw both men remove purses from displays around 10:30 a.m., and left the store without paying, according to the report. Guyton admitted to taking the purses while interviewed by police, though Harris remained silent, police said.

The purses are worth $968.

Police blotter information is provided by the Orland Park Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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comic relief December 12, 2013 at 08:45 AM
6900 s laflin, what's a nice young fella from Englewood doin shopping in Orland Park?... oh yeah that's right, the bus goes from Englewood to Orland mall.
Harry Callahan December 12, 2013 at 08:47 AM
TP and OP like the POTUS said back in 2008 CHANGE is coming and that means TP and OP , I know been there before.
swimmer December 12, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Not sure what Obama has to do with this story.
Arthur Huff December 12, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Both wearing electronic monitoring bracelets. Hopefully they violated parole or something and get to go back to prison. Such a shame that there are scumbags out there who come to our mall to steal, and only to steal.
Dm December 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Always find it funny when someone "Clams" that TP And OP are "changing" changing to what? Average homes in these towns are out of the price range for poor folks. So stop with all the change talk this isn't 1950 white people still what to live in Orland and Tinley. Now Midlo is changing, but that town is a dumb anyway
Ben Feldheim (Editor) December 14, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I am still willing to take people to my old neighborhood near Uptown and Edgewater, where I could hear gunshots from balcony, if they'd like a comparison.
jack hess December 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Thank Crook County Sheriff Tom Dart people. His Dept. is responsible for these two shitstain's on electronic monitoring. Also thank the Crook County Judge that allow them onto this program.


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