Chicago woman arrested 396 times

Crimes include theft, attack on City Council member

Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:02:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2013 11:07:58 AM EDT
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A Chicago woman has been arrested at least 396 times since since 1978.

Shermain Miles, 51, has been arrested numerous times for theft, crimes related to prostitution and an attack on a a City Council member in 2010, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She is well known around Chicago's North Side neighborhood, despite using at least 83 different aliases while committing crimes.

Miles, who is homeless, is currently imprisoned and is due before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. She could be be behind bars until April 2014. Miles has spent time in area mental hospitals and participated in several community programs.

Her arrests have numbered so many that she is in the top 1 percent for all current Chicago Police Department arrestees reports The Associated Press. Within the last year all her cases have been assigned to a one community-based prosecutor.