Oopsie! 15-year-old robber with pellet gun ran away when woman pulled out a real gun, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy who pointed a pellet gun at a woman during a robbery attempt in Uptown ran away when his would-be victim pulled out a real firearm, Chicago police say.

It happened around 12:31 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of North Winthrop, not far from the Argyle Red Line station.

Police said a group approached a 37-year-old woman on the street, and one of them pulled out a gun and demanded her property.

But the woman had another idea. She pulled out her own firearm, and the group ran away, police said.

Cops took the 15-year-old into custody a few minutes later and confiscated his pellet gun.

Charges are pending.