Man Carjacks Vehicle On Way To Prom, Upsets Girlfriend

Updated 6/3/12 at 2:33 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW)–A West Side man has been charged for allegedly hijacking a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point before he went to prom with his girlfriend.

Lorenzo Bracey, 20, was arrested Friday at 7 p.m. at a McDonald’s located in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said.

Police said they found Bracey wearing a white tuxedo with white gym shoes. After they cuffed him and took him to a district station lockup, his upset girlfriend complained to police about how “her prom was ruined,” police said.

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The carjacking occurred on Friday at 9 a.m. at a gas station in the 1200 block of South Independence Boulevard, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. Bracey allegedly approached the owner of a 1997 model Ford with a gun and took some money and the vehicle, O’Brien said.

Bracey, of the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, was charged with a series of firearms violations that include aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a loaded gun, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card.

Bracey also faces two drug charges— possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis.

A Cook County judge ordered Bracey held on $150,000 bail on Saturday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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