|The bus stop in question.. No parking, baby.
It started off simple enough. It ended up being much more complex.
Members of the Chicago Police Department’s 19th district entertainment detail saw a man sitting in a car that was illegally parked in a bus stop outside of Beatnix costume shop at Halsted and Roscoe around 11 o’clock Sunday night. They decided to have a chat with the driver.
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According to an officer’s report, the man started sweating and “making quick movements,” so they asked him to step out of the car and performed a routine pat-down.
That, officers alledge, is when they found a loaded handgun in the man’s shorts.
Blake Fisher-Burner, 30, was charged today with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and pot possession. He is being held on $50,000 bond.
Police officers claim that Fisher-Burner said he carried the loaded gun in his pocket to protect himself from gang members who operate near his mother’s house.
CPD case HX334301.