No Gun for Robbers - or Commander
The amazing move two armored truck guards pulled Friday morning to foil a robbery in Humboldt Park sounds like it was ripped from a Hollywood script.
The results: The guards survived. One suspect was killed and another critically wounded — shot in the eye.
“And this all happened underneath a police camera,” [Area 4 Police Commander] Riccio said. “But it was actually watching a drug deal go down a little further west on Chicago Avenue. Once the officers monitoring the camera heard this was happening, they zoomed in.”
What the camera saw was the escape attempt of the man who was shot in the eye as he stumbled and crawled down the sidewalk. He only made it a few feet.
Another shock to investigators: “The shotgun was fake,” Riccio said. “It was two pipes taped together with electrical tape. I saw it. It looked very good. But the revolver was real.”
- Dear SCC,
As you can imagine, all the big bosses showed up at the armored car shooting, but the best part was seeing Henny Penny running around the scene - without a gun! That's right, running around screaming like a chicken with its head cut off, but no hat.....and no gun. This is almost as good as her showing up at the HBT incident last year with no vest on and being dropped off in front of the building where a rifleman was holed up inside. Where does J-Fled find these people?