|McCaskill | Chicago Police Dept|
One of two men accused of threatening pedestrians with a rifle-like paintball gun around Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park in 2015 has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery.
Raheem McCaskill, 23, received 30-months probation in the case, which stems from an incident in which he and another man allegedly demanded a pedestrian’s shoes while brandishing the paintball gun near Clark and Fullerton.
McCaskill’s partner in crime, LeDonte Washington, pleaded guilty to the same charge and received a 3-year prison sentence in December 2015.
Washington was released after serving less than 6-months, state records show.
|Photo of a paintball gun from McCaskill’s Facebook page. In the photo’s caption, McCaskill said he would be “popping up on mfs tonight.”|
As CWBChicago reported at the time of the pair’s arrest, McCaskill’s Facebook page included a video showing an apparent stranger running in fear after being threatened with what is later shown to be a fake rifle.
Also posted: footage of McCaskill entering a home while firing a “gun” to scare people inside and a photo post in which MeCaskill said he just had a great time threatening people with a paintball gun because “shit look real.”