Chicago man arrested 3 times since October, flips off mugshot camera twice

Victor Barrera Silva | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Victor Barrera Silva has managed to get arrested three times since October 13, and he spunkily flipped off the Chicago police mugshot camera two of those times.

His first arrest in the streak was on October 13 for a petty charge of drinking on the public way. Chicago cops working a traffic accident scene in the 3700 block of West Lawrence said he stood in front of them, drinking a can of Modelo. They told him it was illegal to drink on the street, but he allegedly responded that he would continue to drink on the street even after they gave him a ticket.

For that reason, and because he didn’t have identification, they took him in, his arrest report said. A judge sentenced him to five hours of community service on November 27.

Before that happened, though, Silva was arrested again on the very same block on October 23. Police said he drunkenly pushed a 58-year-old woman inside a laundromat and then walked toward an 88-year-old woman who was nearby.

“I will come back tomorrow and chop you into pieces,” Silva allegedly threatened.

Silva (again)

Cops arrested him, charged him with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor battery, and released him five hours later.

Last Monday, police arrested Silva again in the 4000 block of West Foster. Two Jewel-Osco employees said he threatened to kill them as they tried to stop him from shoplifting two cases of Modelo and two bottles of champagne. Prosecutors charged him with felony criminal damage to property to the squad car he was transported in, as well as retail theft and assault.

Judge Ankur Srivastava held him in custody until the judge handling the laundromat case could review the new allegations. Judge Daniel Gallagher looked everything over two days later and set Silva free again.

He’s due in court again today, December 20, and January 8.

We’ll let you know how it goes.

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