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Man About To Be Evicted Pulls AK-47 On Landlord

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Frank Johnson (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Frank Johnson (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Bond has been set at $50,000 for a South Shore resident who pointed an AK-47 assault rifle at his landlord, who had gone to the man’s apartment Tuesday night to discuss his eviction.

The landlord approached Frank Johnson, 54, at his home in the 2000 block of East 72nd Street to discuss eviction, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

Johnson responded by pointing an AK-47 assault rifle at the landlord, who then called police to report a man with a gun, Mirabelli said.

Responding officers asked Johnson if he had a handgun, and he told them he did not have a handgun, but he did have a rifle, Mirabelli said. That gun turned out to be the AK-47.

Johnson was also found to be in possession of extended magazines loaded with 400 rounds of ammunition for the rifle and 36 rounds for a .357 handgun, police said. No handgun was found at the residence.

Johnson was charged with one count each of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of ammunition without an FOID card.

At a hearing on Wednesday bond was set at $50,000 for Johnson, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. His next court appearance was scheduled for Jan. 15 at Far South Felony Court, (Br. 38), according to the sheriff’s office.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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