Near Midway Airport on Saturday, a Chicago bandit attempted to carjack the wrong man. At the intersection of 56th Street and Kolin Avenue, according to the prosecution, a Chicago resident turned the tables on a carjacker by disarming him and hitting him with his own gun.
A ski mask-wearing assailant came up to a parked automobile and pointed a gun at the female passenger. He instructed her to exit the vehicle. The female exited. The male driver of the vehicle was getting out when the carjacker approached the driver’s door.
A carjacking victim disarmed the would-be hijacker and beat him with his own firearm near Midway Airport over the weekend, prosecutors say.https://t.co/Cub2v9ekuq— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) November 28, 2022
He was asked for his wallet by the thug. Despite denying having one, the victim asked the criminal if he could remove his phone from the vehicle before the hijacker took off.
Not a chance, the carjacker said, keeping the victim’s phone.
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The victim moved to block the carjacker’s attempt to enter the vehicle.
He took the thug’s revolver and threw him to the ground.
Prosecutors claim that after a struggle between the two, the victim choked the hijacker and repeatedly hit him.
The carjacker eventually relinquished grip of the pistol.
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The victim then used his own gun to strike the thug until the cops arrived. The woman who got out of the automobile first dialed 911.
Police discovered a 9-millimeter ghost pistol at the site, but they were unable to find its magazine of ammunition.
The beaten hijacker was identified by the prosecution as Richard Rubio, 30.
He faces charges for attempting an armed robbery and an aggravated vehicle hijacking.
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The victim got stitches and staples. But the alleged home invader remains hospitalized.https://t.co/lKDMzVOZfi
According to Rubio’s defense lawyer, he is attempting to obtain a truck driving license.
He had to pay a $10,000 bond deposit to be released from jail under electronic monitoring, as per Judge Mary Marubio’s decision.