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DJ's Laptop Believed Stolen, Suspects Caught On Film

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 10, 2011 9:20PM

Do you recognize either of these two men? They're the primary suspects in a theft at Lincoln Hall last weekend.

Last weekend's Claychella party at Lincoln Hall, showcasing many of Chicago's most popular DJs, was a huge success and a ton of fun attended by much of the local clubbers and two alleged thieves. As the venue cleared out it was discovered that two laptops -- one belonging to organizer Clayton Hauck and one the property of Chris Baronner a.k.a. Bald E -- had disappeared from the venue. Little did whoever left with the laptops realize that Lincoln Hall is outfitted with plenty of security cameras.


The DJ community tried to resolve the issue through social media outreach flooding Twitter and Facebook with offers to not press any charges if the laptops were returned, along with the warning that if the property didn't surface the images from the evening would be posted online. Hauck's laptop ended up being returned, but Baronner's is still missing. The men in the images above -- the top from a party photo showing the subjects from the security video more clearly -- are the prime suspects. You can see more images of them on a special page Lincoln Hall has set up to disseminate information in hopes of regaining Barroner's laptop. If you have any information on the theft, or recognize the men that Lincoln Hall alleges are responsible please contact the venue at

UPDATE: We're told the suspect the venue is most interested in identifying is the man in the tie. They have already located the other suspect. If you know who the man in the tie is please contact Lincoln Hall at the email address above.