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Man accused of impersonating parking valet, stealing car

  • Tony Taylor /Chicago Police Department handout.
Tony Taylor /Chicago Police Department handout.
October 01, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Pilsen man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly stole an SUV while impersonating a parking attendant, county prosecutors said.

The man was caught after he drove the 2011 Lincoln MKX to the Nordstrom shopping plaza on Michigan Avenue and attempted to return some of the recently-purchased items sitting in the car, according to court records.

Tony Taylor, 48, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The car belonged to a woman from Deerfield, Ill., who, according to the police report, drove up to a parking garage in the 400 block of West Chicago Avenue looking for parking.

Taylor allegedly told her he was a parking valet and offered her a "claim check" for the vehicle in exchange for $8. When the woman returned for her car later in the day, she discovered that the car was not parked there and the lot did not have any other attendants, the report said.

Police officers found Taylor at Nordstrom, where he was attempting to return items the woman had bought at the store and left in the car,  the report said.

Taylor was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Tuesday afternoon and ordered held on $150,000 bond.

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