By Rachel Cromidas
The Chicago Police Department releases dozens of community and business alerts every month warning Chicagoans about crime trends in their neighborhoods.
But few of them contain ten exclamation points. That's the tally for this alert, released Tuesday afternoon, along with five all-capitalized "CAUTION" and "BEWARE" warnings.
The alert is warning of con men who have taken money from senior citizens after tricking them into believe that a relative had been arrested and required bail money to be freed from jail. Chicago police officials will never call someone to solicit bail money, and it is not possible to post bond for someone in jail over the phone, the alert says.