UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Someone stole the top off a convertible as a winter storm blanketed Chicago Tuesday — filling the car with snow, the car's owner says.
Monday morning, resident Laura Rumage was trekking through the snow near North Leavitt and West Iowa streets and noticed a 1997 Mazda convertible, with its top apparently down and piling up with snow.
Rummage said the car remained in the same spot when she saw it on a very snowy Tuesday morning.
"It was still there this morning and completely full of snow," Rumage said. "It should be to the brim by now!"
Indeed, neighbor Paul Kasper said Tuesday afternoon, after Chicago was hit with 8 inches of snow or more in some parts: "The poor guy's in for a shock." He added: "We are worried about the car because it could be stolen."
Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) was able to track down the car's owner Tuesday evening. Hopkins said the owner is a 24-year-old man who lives on the block — and who didn't realize what had happened.
The car owner's girlfriend told DNAinfo late Tuesday that someone had broken into the convertible. She said the front passenger window was shattered — and the top was taken.
"The top was on when he parked it and the top was completely stolen and the window was smashed in," she said. "We are not sure [yet] if they stole anything" else, said the woman, who declined to give her full name.
A Chicago Police spokesman said police did not have a report on the incident.
[DNAinfo photos/Alisa Hauser]