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What Part of "Low Profile" Didn't You Understand?

By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Oct 3, 2006 1:53PM

Sometimes, when Chicagoist was younger and would get stoned with our friends, they would talk about how easy it would be to get away with this crime or that crime. This was long before all the CSI shows and the Law and Order SVU XYZ Miami Vegas New York Sex Heat Showdown with Baby's dad and everything, but we still never understood why our friends thought these random crimes (armed robberies, etc.) would be so easy to pull off. (Or why they even were talking this shit, since they were such stoners.)
It just seems like all it takes is one person to see, one stupid thing left behind, one thing you don't think of, and wham. You're completely screwed. And for what? $1,000? $10,000? What are we talking here? Major jail/prison time for a miniscule amount of money in comparison to what you're potentially losing? Even stoned, we couldn't see the logic.

Well, Othar Ames was in the "I can pull this off camp." We guess he thought his odds were pretty good, beating the crap out of an 81-year-old and all. He's gotten away with it, too, since January 2005.

But, in a move TV would be proud of, Chicago cops have completed the forensic testing which proves that Ames' DNA was on a gold chain left at the scene of the crime. We aren't sure why it took so long, but maybe they were working on all the murders we had last year. He's had a "long criminal history" according to the story, so we're glad he's been caught. Unfortunately, the senior he robbed and assaulted now has permanent brain damage, so we hope the only fashion sense Ames will have in the future will be governed by a state facility .

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