Felon charged with having machine gun on Near West Side: “I’m 130 – 0 getting away with what I do”

Louis Robinson (inset) and the “full-auto” handgun police say they recovered from his car. | CPD

A West Side man told police they were lucky that he decided to drive away from them rather than “spray down” the parking lot where they were standing with his fully-automated AK-47 handgun, according to court records.

Police were searching the Near West Side for a man who fled from police when they came upon Louis Robinson sitting in a car around 11:15 a.m. on April 9th.

Officers who began questioning Robinson saw an AK-47 style weapon with an extended magazine on the passenger side floorboard, prosecutors said. Robinson allegedly rolled up his car window and drove away with police in pursuit.

Two traffic accidents and a foot chase later, police captured Robinson in the 1600 block of West Van Buren and took him into custody.

Police said 24-year-old Robinson was talkative after being read the Miranda warning: “When you saw me, I already had a plan to get out,” Robinson allegedly said. “I ain’t crazy. If I would’ve started shooting, I would have sprayed down that whole parking lot. You guys would have been f*cked. But I ain’t crazy. That why I rolled out.”

“I’m 130 and 0 in getting away with what I do,” he reportedly bragged.

When cops asked if he was working security for a local gang, Robinson allegedly replied, “Somebody’s got to keep an eye out. That gun isn’t a one-shot. It’s full auto. It’s been modified.”

Prosecutors charged Robinson with being a felon in possession of a machine gun and aggravated fleeing. Various traffic violations were also issued.

Judge David Navarro ordered Robinson to be held without bail.

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