A homeless man is facing felony charges after he found a gun and decided to fire near the Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park — just to make sure it worked, prosecutors said.
Police responded to a call of shots fired on the 300 block of East Randolph around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and met with a witness who pointed officers toward a man down the street who shot the gun, according to prosecutors.
Cops approached the man, 46-year-old Todd Seng, and allegedly found a loaded handgun in his pants pocket during a pat-down search. Seng told cops he found the gun about a week ago.
He said he wanted to see if it worked, so he shot it “into a mountain” at Millennium Park to make sure nobody got hurt, an assistant state’s attorney said during Seng’s bond court appearance Wednesday.
Judge David Navarro set bail for Seng at $2,000. As of Thursday morning, Seng remained jailed because he cannot pay the mandatory $200 deposit bond. Prosecutors said Seng has no criminal record in Cook County. However, he was wanted last year in rural Colorado for theft, according to online records.