3 ‘Young Juveniles’ Arrested For Taking Pizza From Woman

CHICAGO (STMW) – Three youngsters, one of whom was armed with a BB gun, were arrested after allegedly stealing a pizza from a woman walking to her Uptown neighborhood home Saturday night.

The victim called police about 8:20 p.m. from the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue and told officers she was robbed at gunpoint and her pizza was taken.

The victim, who is in her 50s, told officers three “young juveniles’’ confronted her, including one who had what appeared to be a handgun at his side, according to a Belmont District police lieutenant.

“They said: ‘Give us your pizza,’’’ the lieutenant said. She complied and ran home and called police.
The victim gave a description of the three and police arrested them at 1007 W. Leland Ave. about 8:45 p.m.

They did not fire the BB gun and she was not harmed, the lieutenant said.

The BB gun was recovered.

Charges were not available as of Sunday afternoon.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Roger F. Maslon

    There you are: Reap the fruits of your stupidity.
    Trick or treat!!! How cute… Beautiful mental conditioning / extortion training. Then, by the time your little cute goblins are 16, it just may be “trick or treat” with a handgun. (Oh, no! That does not happen!)

  • Tony

    Thats one more BB gun off the streets That thing could of takin a eye out

  • uptohere

    Throw the schoolbok at them!

  • Roger F. Maslon

    If teenagers -even “grown ups” had to reckon with a literal whipping upon being caught, as it is done in some other not-so-bleeding hearted country or countries, the predators of this sick society might -just might- think twice before committing their crimes.

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  • RJ

    I wonder if any of the “Urban Pioneers” are regretting thier real estate purchases in Uptown. It was a slum when I was a kid in the 60’s and it still is. It just looks a littlle prettier now.

  • E.A

    to bad she was not a concealed carrier,
    would have been the last pizza the little busterd stole

  • NB

    The above posting just confirms the ignorance and stupidity of teenagers. The lady who was being held-up at gun point was most likely in fear for her life and did not know that it was a hand-gun at the time of the incident. I would bet that you, if faced with a similar situation, would be crying to your mommy if someone pointed a gun at you (even if it was a BB gun). If I could give you one bit of advice you (ignorant, uneducated, young punk), swearing does not make you a tough guy… It makes you look STUPID!

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