Tinley Park Man Feels Pain at Pump in Frankfort Gas Station

A woman filched a Tinley Park man's wallet after he dropped it at a Frankfort gas station, police said.

Credit: Joseph Hosey
Credit: Joseph Hosey

A Tinley Park man lost his wallet when a woman swooped in like a vulture and snatched it off the ground at a Frankfort gas station, then lied when he asked her about it, police said.

The 24-year-old man was victimized Jan. 3 at the 10730 S. Harlem Speedway.

The man reportedly told deputies he pulled up to a pump about 2:30 p.m. and went to prepay for his gasoline.

"Once inside the victim realized that he did not have his wallet in his pocket," police said. "He went outside and observed a female black, in her 60's, next to his vehicle."

The woman headed back to her own car and the man followed her, police said, then asked her about his wallet.

The woman told him she knew nothing about the missing wallet, police said, but video footage shows her "picking up the wallet right outside the victim's car door and getting back inside her vehicle."

The man had $65 in his wallet, police said.

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John January 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM
I apologize if this comment sounds somewhat Troll-ish, but I believe that the address for the Frankfort Speedway in the article is incorrect. 10730 S. Harlem is located in Worth, Illinois.
Harry Callahan January 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM
What do U expect from reading this.
Patrick Cannon January 14, 2014 at 01:56 PM
I was in menards last week renting a truck, the same woman kept looking down while standing next to me. When I was walking away from the counter I glanced down and noticed my credit card was on the floor.when I picked it up I noticed her look of dissapointment in her eyes!! SCUMBAG!!!!!
Paul Sandgren January 14, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Deb January 14, 2014 at 04:10 PM
I'm sure the gas station was probably 20730? Smooth move, lady. Sheesh. People like that are simply a disappointment.
Roscoe January 14, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Savage blood
sweet heart January 21, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Found some one wallet take it to the police . Hand it right back to them said they dropped it. Found a wallet with load of money in it osco drug store in Tp gave it to the store manger they thanked me for giving it back to them,
They Don't Get It February 02, 2014 at 08:49 AM
I found a credit card outside of a grocery store. I went right back in and returned it to the clerk. It's very disrespectful to take someone's property. If you know it is not yours return it.


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