(CBS) — A man armed with a gun got more than he bargained for when he entered a North Side restaurant, according to video obtained by TMZ.
After walking into The Squared Circle restaurant in Lincoln Park, owned by Lisa Marie Varon, a former WWE wrestler known as Victoria, the intruder forced his way into the kitchen when he was apprehended by Varon’s husband, Lee.
Lee says he saw the intruder reach for his waistband, possibly for a gun, so he slammed him to the ground.
Despite their size difference, Lee told CBS 2’s Brad Edwards it was still a struggle.
“He fought non-stop, there was head butting and scratching and tried to bite me,” Lee said. “He was saying ‘I don’t want to go to prison.’”
One of the cooks was able to get hold of the gun.
“My chef pulled the gun out of the kid’s pants and said, ‘where do I put it?’ I said, ‘On the table. He said, ‘Where?’ I said. ‘Next to the sprinkles’ and just hearing put the gun next to the sprinkles is not something you say on a daily basis,” Lee said.
18-year-old Arnez Harper has been charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.