A mother from Chicago dragged her 18-year-old son to the police station after she recognized him as a suspect in the armed robbery of a $ 100 train
No games! A mother from Chicago turned her son to the police after a teenager allegedly robbed a train conductor at gunpoint to buy a snack before class.
According to the Daily Mail, 18-year-old Zion Brown of Loyola University has been accused of armed robbery for allegedly taking out a black semi-automatic pistol last Tuesday on a Metra Electric Line train and stealing petty cash from a conductor. The robbery occurred at 2:07 p.m. as the train arrived at Van Buren Street Station in downtown Chicago. Surveillance footage shows the conductor standing on a platform with his arms raised above his head, and the teenager hid his weapon in his pants and fled. He was able to take off on foot and remained at large until late at night. However, after his mother recognized him in the news, she acted quickly and took him to the Calumet City Police Department to surrender.
The news site reported that during his appearance in the bond court, Brown’s lawyer told Judge Maryam Ahmad that the teenager had committed the crime because he was hungry and needed to eat before class. The judge expressed some sympathy, but noted that she was also once a hungry student, but never resorted to violence to fund snacks, according to CWB Chicago. Cook County Judge Maryam Ahmad has ruled that Brown is being held without bail, Loyola Phoenix said, citing the Cook County Attorney’s Office.
Brown was said to have taken $ 100 from the conductor. During an interview with police, Brown also allegedly said that the weapon he demonstrated during the robbery was actually a BB pistol, which he claimed he later threw in a trash can in the alley. Brown had no previous convictions.
His next trial is scheduled for March 4.