It would have been a much better story had the woman pulled out a 45 caliber semi-auto handgun and fired the whole magazine right through the teeth of this smiling asshole....A broke poor colored boy from Elgin made himself comfortable in a stranger’s apartment because it had air conditioning and he needed a place to cool off, police said.
A woman told police she left her apartment unlocked in the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue when she went to visit a neighboring apartment about noon Tuesday. But when she came home a half-hour later, she found a stranger sitting in her apartment, listening to music, she said.
Explaining that he apparently had entered the wrong apartment by mistake, the stranger left while the woman called 911 to report that she had surprised a burglar.
Police said they caught the man walking nearby and identified him as Curtis Cathey, 18, of Elgin.
Cathey told police he had been very uncomfortable in Tuesday’s 99-degree weather and had simply entered the first unlocked, air-conditioned apartment he could find so he could cool off. He was charged with criminal trespassing.