A Chicago student who allegedly robbed a train conductor at gunpoint to buy a snack before class was turned into police by his own mother, who recognized him through widely-circulated surveillance images of the brazen daytime robbery.
Loyola University Chicago student Zion Brown, 18, was charged with armed robbery for allegedly pulling out a black semi-automatic handgun Tuesday aboard a Metra Electric Line train and stealing the conductor’s petty cash.
He fled on foot and remained on the lam until later that night, when his mom recognized him through news coverage and drove him to the Calumet City police department to surrender, court heard last week.
During a bond court appearance, Brown’s defense attorney told Judge Maryam Ahmad that the teen committed the crime because he was hungry and needed to eat before class.
But the excuse elicited little sympathy from the judge, who quipped that she too was once a hungry student but never resorted to violence to finance snacks, CWB Chicago reported.
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Source: Daily Mail