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Guardian Angels Make Citizens Arrests On Red Line

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CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Guardian Angels made two citizens arrests early Tuesday morning in Wrigleyville on the Red Line – taking into custody two men now charged with felony robbery.

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As the Red Line was going north, pulling into Addison, Guardian Angels – dressed in their uniform red berets – were patrolling the train.

Their leader Miguel Fuentes says he walked through right after two men had been robbed of a video camera, “I approached two individuals and I’m like, ‘Who’s got the camera?’ One of these individuals had a camera.

“I then took the camera from him, put it in my pocket. He swings at me. So I grab him. I fling him to the other side of the door so he wouldn’t go out the doors when the doors opened,” Fuentes explains. “His other buddy took a swing at me, hit me in the jaw. And I grabbed him.

“Meanwhile, I’m detaining them and the other Guardian Angel comes in from the first car and helps me subdue the individuals,” Fuentes adds they made citizens arrests and held the men until police got there.

Police say the two men are charged with felony counts of robbery.

Charged are 22-year-old Hoyle Marshall of the 9600 block of South Union and 19-year-old Ryan Mitchell of the 900 block of South Langley.

Police say they have a bond court appearance on Wednesday.

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