Man snitches on his brother at CPD headquarters because they couldn’t agree on dining plans

A disagreement between two brothers about whether they should stop and pick up food took an unexpected turn Friday when one of them pulled over in front of police headquarters and had the other arrested for carrying a gun in the car.

Justin Forrest was arrested outside the Chicago Police Department headquarters. | CPD; Google

Justin Forrest, 26, was riding in his brother’s car when the two started arguing about whether or not they should grab something to eat, prosecutors said. The argument reportedly turned physical at one point.

Forrest’s brother apparently had enough.

He pulled over in front of Chicago police headquarters, 3510 South Michigan, and got out of the car.

“He’s got a gun!” the brother started yelling at passing cops while pointing toward his brother, who was still in the vehicle.

Officers investigated and found a loaded handgun in Forrest’s waistband, according to prosecutors. He has a license to own firearms in the state, but he is not licensed to carry one in public, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a laser sight.

Forrest works as a custodian for Chicago Public Schools and has no criminal background, Assistant Public Defender Max Suchan said.

Judge Kelly McCarthy ordered Forrest to pay a $2,000 deposit toward his bail amount to get out of jail.

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