The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Illinois: Fire Department Official Accused of Attacking Woman With Knife, Duct Tape and ‘an 8-Inch Sexual Device’

Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 14 Comments

Probably a union member who voted for Obama:

A deputy fire chief in Chicago Ridge was put on administrative leave after being charged with breaking into the Tinley Park home of a neighbor in the middle of the night and attacking her, officials said.
Gary M. Swiercz, 49, of the 8100 block of West 168th Place in Tinley Park, has been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary . . .
Swiercz allegedly broke into the home of a woman in his condo building early Saturday morning while wearing a ski mask and possessing a folding knife, duct tape, an 8-inch sexual device and lubricant, said Assistant Cook County State’s Atty. Dan Calandriello.
Swiercz allegedly put his hand on the woman’s mouth while she was sleeping. He then put a 3-inch blade to her throat and threatened to slash her throat, Calandriello said in court today. While she was screaming, he threw her to the ground, then grabbed her by the hair and slammed her to the ground multiple times. She suffered a black and blue swollen lip and a knot on her head, Calandriello said.

Cook County recently became the first county in America to impose a gun tax. There’s no special tax on knives, duct tape or 8-inch sexual devices.

UPDATE: Research indicates that Swiercz is a member of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 3098.


  • Pingback: Guns Were Taxed, But Not Knives, Duct Tape Or 8-Inch Sexual Devices | I'm a Man! I'm 41!()

  • Bob Belvedere

    Look for the union dildo….

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    There was talk of banning large kitchen knives in the UK.

  • Adjoran

    Isn’t “administrative leave” usually WITH pay? Most union teachers charged with sexual crimes – including against their students on school grounds – keep drawing their pay until at least convicted. One in New York state a few years back was able through union appeals to keep drawing his check while serving prison time for the crime.

    Which only goes to prove, once again, that the ONLY way to keep yourself and your family and property safe when you see a union thug approaching is to shoot first and ask questions later.

  • M. Thompson

    Uh, damn. That’s just messed up.

    Brain bleach, if you have any.

  • Patrick Carroll

    So….. It’s just not Illinois RC priests, I suppose.

  • OldmanRick

    Why should anyone be surprised? It is Chicago, home of mayhem and violent crime.

  • The ConMom

    It’s time to ban knives, duct tape and sexual devices… wait, what??

  • JeffS

    He was probably auditioning for a high position in the Cook County government.

  • Delaney Coffer

    I’m drawing a blank when trying to imagine the newsworthiness of the 8 inch part. Why not write “dick shaped” for good measure?