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Grateful Lollapalooza band sends Chicago Police three dozen doughnuts

Portugal. The Man | Facebook photo

Portugal. The Man | Facebook photo

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Who says rock-n-rollers have no respect for authority?

As promised, members of the band Portugal. The Man sent Chicago Police detectives three dozen doughnuts as a token of their appreciation for the recovery of the band’s musical instruments and equipment that was stolen at Lollapalooza.

The officers were treated to chocolate, vanilla and glazed doughnuts from Bake For Me! Bakery & Café, 4305 South Halsted, bakery owner Joe Kapacinskas said.

In addition, the band also had strawberry croissants and a dozen assorted danishes delivered Wednesday morning.

The doughnuts were specifically addressed to three detectives at the Homan Square police facility, 3340 W. Fillmore, Kapacinskas said.

The investigators were also sent the band’s CDs, publicist, Catharine McNelly said.

Police wouldn’t say how fast the doughnuts disappeared or whether any officers had an appetite for the psychedelic indie group’s music.

On Tuesday, Portugal. The Man vowed to send the Chicago Police Department doughnuts after a South Side mechanic was arrested for allegedly buying some of the band’s $80,000 equipment at a flea market. Juan Ocampo knew the gear was stolen when he offered a $1,000 for the guitar, drum and keyboard, Cook County prosecutors said.

“Thank you Chicago PD and don’t be offended when we send a pile of doughnuts over,” Portugal. The Man’s front man John Gourley wrote on the group’s Facebook page.

“We are understanding in its simplicity. Its like a marathon runner eating a stack of pancakes before the run. It is much needed energy in your long days of crime solving and we appreciate this because, well, doughnuts are delicious.... All respect.”

Portugal. The Man is scheduled to return to Chicago on Oct. 15 for a show at the Metro.



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