FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A man was caught on surveillance video running away from the scene of a crime n Franklin Park — with no pants on.

As CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reported Thursday, Police believe he is one of two men who set fire to a pizza shop in Franklin Park. Police in the western suburb are still on the hunt for those suspects after they set fire to the business early Monday morning.

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The windows of Wow Pizzeria, at 9745 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Park, are boarded up and there are still shards of glass on the ground.

“I want to just only cry. I want to only cry. Now I lose everything,” said Wow Pizzeria owner Marco Morocho.

When we met Morocho, he was surveying what was left of his family business after two arsonists set fire to the building around 2:20 a.m. Monday.

The two were caught on security cameras behind the pizza place on Franklin Avenue. On surveillance video, two suspects with masks on and hoods walk through a back alley.

Another clip shows one suspect running, the other trailing. Police believe the second person’s clothing may have caught fire, as they are seen running without shoes or pants.

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Police are trying to figure out whether the two stayed on foot or got into a car.


The business owner said he’s owned the pizzeria for almost four years. He said it came as a shock as he has had no problems before.

“I’m thinking maybe I forgot something. (Possibly) an “on” oven but my wife was cry and me cry too,” Morocho said. “I feel bad.”

The owner said it’s especially painful because he did not have insurance on the property.

Morocho said he hopes justice is served. Franklin Park police are asking for the public’s help in finding the people who’s responsible.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff