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(Chicago Trib)   Police officer taking his newborn son home for the first time makes a brief stop to arrest a would-be robber   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 27
    More: Hero, police officers, Chris LeCompte, robbery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Park  
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2013-07-03 12:46:32 AM
It's what he does every day. Not a hero.
 
2013-07-03 02:25:15 AM
"Take your kid to work" day?
 
2013-07-03 02:36:15 AM
Risking his life to stop a robbery when his newborn son is in tow?

Sounds like a real dumbfark.
 
2013-07-03 03:17:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Risking his life to stop a robbery when his newborn son is in tow?

Sounds like a real dumbfark.


Exactly. If it was a raping, abduction or murder, I'd understand but a fricking robbery? The insurance will cover that shiat.
 
2013-07-03 03:32:31 AM
media.nj.com

One! One would-be robber! Ah, ah, ah, ah!
 
2013-07-03 03:52:05 AM
lol, look at all the people who dont RTFA.
 
2013-07-03 04:11:34 AM
I am so cynical I assumed this event was staged at first glance...  ye wonderful people never fail to surprise me.
 
2013-07-03 04:24:39 AM

Alonjar: lol, look at all the people who dont RTFA.


No kidding. :/
 
2013-07-03 04:30:23 AM

Alonjar: lol, look at all the people who dont RTFA.


...was I supposed to?
 
2013-07-03 04:55:52 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Risking his life to stop a robbery when his newborn son is in tow?

Sounds like a real dumbfark.


FTFA: "About 1:30 p.m., the off-duty officer, a 3-year veteran of the Evergreen Park Police Department, had run down to grab a bite to eat while his wife was upstairs getting ready to leave with their son. It had been a long wait for this moment -- the boy had been born prematurely two weeks ago and the couple had been visiting their infant every day at Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St.
'I was sitting down, eating, and there was a woman behind me who started to yell,' said LeCompte, who went to check on the commotion."


Sounds like the real dumbfark is the one who didn't read the article.
 
2013-07-03 06:00:32 AM
Doesn't mention how many dogs he shot...

/hate half-assed articles
 
2013-07-03 06:13:22 AM
He wasn't taking his son home (for the first time or otherwise.  The son wasn't even with him).  And he didn't make a brief stop (he wasn't travelling anywhere, he was in a cafeteria and a tussle broke out right next to him).

Nice attempt at a headline though.  Gives people who don't read TFA something to hoot and holler about I guess.
 
2013-07-03 07:38:39 AM
So Zimmerman?
 
2013-07-03 08:13:38 AM
So this overzealous pork product who's supposed to be taking care of his kid at the hospital would rather be spend that precious time running down perps. Nice prioritizing there, Lou.
 
2013-07-03 08:19:27 AM
Risk your life and get in to a fight over a "$600" phone?  How much are the medical bills, lost work, inconvenience now going to cost you?

Talking about the husband not the cop who was breaking up a fight, not stopping a robbery.
 
2013-07-03 08:44:12 AM
Wow.

Lots of cop hate in this thread.

And stupid people who don't read headlines.
 
2013-07-03 08:44:43 AM
www.trbimg.com

Here's the face of someone who steals a cellphone from a nine-month pregnant woman sitting in a wheelchair.
 
2013-07-03 08:48:37 AM
The victim was in a wheelchair when a man grabbed her $600 iPhone 5 as she had risen out of the chair to go eat with her family in the cafeteria area, according to a police report.

/Did he push her chair over and yell "LOL...PWNT!!" Before he got curbed stomped by the off duty cop? Because, you know, if you're gonna go retard, you might as well go full bore.
 
2013-07-03 08:50:45 AM

ReluctantPaladin: Wow.

Lots of cop hate in this thread.

And stupid people who don't read headlines.


/Indeed. It's easier to hate then actually know the facts. "ZOMG...STUPID PIG...DURRRRRRR". Try RTFA dumb asses.
 
2013-07-03 08:54:29 AM

browneye: [www.trbimg.com image 580x326]

Here's the face of someone who steals a cellphone from a nine-month pregnant woman sitting in a wheelchair.


Yep, real brave there dude.  What a freaking farkface to troll a hospital looking for people in wheelchairs to steal from.

I bet your mother is so damned proud of you.  Maybe next time you can steal wedding rings from people at the Alzheimers home or steal food or something from the group home for retarded people.
 
2013-07-03 08:56:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Risking his life to stop a robbery when his newborn son is in tow?

Sounds like a real dumbfark.


Looks like you didn't read TFA.

The headline, just like most police reports, is not 100% accurate.

He was waiting in line in the hospital cafeteria while his wife was in the NICU with their son, they weren't driving home.
 
2013-07-03 10:39:44 AM

browneye: [www.trbimg.com image 580x326]

Here's the face of someone who steals a cellphone from a nine-month pregnant woman sitting in a wheelchair.


With any luck, this will be his only involvement with a pregnant woman.
 
2013-07-03 12:09:41 PM
Why the hell were they having the kid at Northwestern when Christ Hospital is right down the street from Evergreen Park?
 
2013-07-03 12:19:59 PM

R.A.Danny: Why the hell were they having the kid at Northwestern when Christ Hospital is right down the street from Evergreen Park?


Wild guesses:

- Her ob-gyn is affiliated with NW.
- His or her health insurance consider Christ Hospital out of network.
- NW has a better NICU, or Christ is not equipped to deal with premies. (Just a guess, I don't know these hospitals)
 
2013-07-03 12:24:11 PM

Flab: R.A.Danny: Why the hell were they having the kid at Northwestern when Christ Hospital is right down the street from Evergreen Park?

Wild guesses:

- Her ob-gyn is affiliated with NW.
- His or her health insurance consider Christ Hospital out of network.
- NW has a better NICU, or Christ is not equipped to deal with premies. (Just a guess, I don't know these hospitals)


Christ is a HUGE hospital, part of a pretty big network.

My point is that from Evergreen Park, it can take a LONG time to get to Northwestern, which isn't a good thing when someone is in labor.

Yes, Northwestern is a top shelf hospital, but the back of a car stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan isn't.
 
2013-07-03 01:56:35 PM

R.A.Danny: Yes, Northwestern is a top shelf hospital, but the back of a car stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan isn't.


He's a cop; odds that he wouldn't be able to get an 'escort' to the hospital in an 'emergency'*?

*Whether you or I would rate it an actual emergency varies.  Panicked first time father who's wife is delivering prematurely?
 
2013-07-03 09:57:53 PM

R.A.Danny: Flab: R.A.Danny: Why the hell were they having the kid at Northwestern when Christ Hospital is right down the street from Evergreen Park?

Wild guesses:

- Her ob-gyn is affiliated with NW.
- His or her health insurance consider Christ Hospital out of network.
- NW has a better NICU, or Christ is not equipped to deal with premies. (Just a guess, I don't know these hospitals)

Christ is a HUGE hospital, part of a pretty big network.

My point is that from Evergreen Park, it can take a LONG time to get to Northwestern, which isn't a good thing when someone is in labor.

Yes, Northwestern is a top shelf hospital, but the back of a car stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan isn't.


[Storytime]
A year ago, my wife's water broke at 30 weeks in pregnancy.  We went to the hospital nearby - where her Ob-Gyn works - and they sent us to another hospital because they aren't equiped to deal with premies before 32 weeks (well, sent her, I had to drive the car from one hospital to the other) .  For three weeks, I had to go to this other hospital every day to visit her, and then our son, 45 minutes away - not accounting for rush hour traffic.  Then they transfered us back to the hospital close to home, because our son no longer needed the specialized care that they were providing, he only needed 24/7 monitoring and a little fattening up before being send home.

My surburban hospital is also huge and one of the busiest in the province, but they are still considered a primary care facility.  More serious patients, whether it's trauma, heart, or birth complications all get sent to specialized hospitals.

I realize that this modus operandi is dictated the Canadian Death Panels and that hospitals in the US may not necessarily work the same way, but since the story mentions the kid was born prematurely, I thought the same thing might apply there as well.
 
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