Idaho man arrested when gun falls from his clothes while filing a police report in River North

Kamran Khademi | CPD

An Idaho man had a negative Chicago experience when his car was stolen in River North early Sunday. He had an even worse Chicago experience when a gun allegedly fell from his clothing while he rolled on the ground in a fit of histrionics as police tried to take his report.

Kamran Khademi, 34, is now charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon. And his car is gone.

Police initially responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 400 block of North Wells around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. But they didn’t find anyone there. Around the same time, Khademi called 911 to report that his car had been stolen in the area, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Burkhardt.

Cops met with Khademi on the first block of West Hubbard and were in the process of taking a report for his stolen car when the Idahoer laid down, grabbed his chest, and started rolling back and forth on the ground, Burkhardt said.

As police called for an ambulance, a pistol allegedly fell from Khademi and plunked onto the ground. Cops seized the weapon and found two loaded ammunition magazines in Khademi’s left pants pocket, Burkhardt said.

CPD camera footage from the “person with a gun” call on Wells Street allegedly shows Khademi running after his stolen car with a firearm in his hand.

Khademi, who has no criminal background, was in Chicago to work, according to statements made during a bond court hearing Monday.

Judge John Lyke released Khademi on his own recognizance and gave him permission to return to Idaho while the case is pending. Khademi is due back in court on June 21.

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