COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An Englewood man made a big mistake when he reported his wallet stolen Saturday, police said.
That's because the missing billfold was right where Quentin Jackson had accidentally left it: On the front seat of the car of the delivery man he attempted to rob at knife point, police said.
Jackson, 30, of the 7000 block of South Emerald Avenue, ordered Chinese food from a business in the 7000 block of South Eggleston Avenue Friday evening, police said.
When the delivery man arrived at Jackson's home he came out with only $1 to pay for the order, according to Assistant State's Attorney Allison Sise.
When the man refused to give Jackson the food, Jackson pulled a knife on the man and began to fight with him, Sise said. The delivery man was able to escape with the food, but suffered "superficial lacerations," she said. The man then attempted to tell police about the incident, but could not be understood because he spoke only Cantonese, Sise said.
The next day, the delivery man found Jackson's wallet in the car. When the man contacted police they discovered Jackson had given police the same cell phone number as a contact for his "stolen" wallet that he used to order the food the day before, Sise said.
Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Jackson held $250,000 bail Sunday.