Violent crime is out of control in most of America’s major cities.
Leftist policies have just made the situation worse causing average Americans to fight back.
But one gun-wielding thug instantly regretted his decision to hold up this Chicago restaurant.
A gun-toting male 17-year-old thug recently held up a Chicago restaurant, according to police.
A concealed-carrying customer steps up
But, unfortunately for the teen thug, also in the establishment that night was a concealed-carrying customer who took great exception to what was happening.
The man opened fire on the suspect.
Police said it all started when the teen entered the Taco Burrito King at 5413 W. Belmont Avenue in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago.
Then, at gunpoint, the thug demanded the contents of the cash register, according to WBBM-TV.
While the clerk behind the register complied with the teen’s demands, a man with a concealed carry license who was also in the Mexican restaurant, confronted the gun-toting teen.
Chicago police said the CCL holder took out his gun and took a shot at the teen but missed.
According to police, the armed thug then took off from the restaurant and drove away in a black sport-utility vehicle.
And then he promptly crashed a half a mile to the south of the robbery scene near Diversey and Long Avenues.
Confusion as the thug is taken into custody
After crashing his SUV, the suspect then tried to flee the accident scene, but police officers were able to catch up to him and place him under arrest, WBBM reported.
Police added that they also recovered a gun from the scene.
The thug was then taken to Community First Hospital with a graze wound, according to a police spokesman.
Initially police said the would-be criminal mastermind was wounded during the armed robbery, but later they clarified that he was not wounded during the armed robbery at the restaurant.
WBBM also noted that police didn’t say where they believe the teen sustained the graze gunshot wound, but they did note that he was in fair condition at the hospital where he was being treated for his wound and being held in custody.
The confusion over how the suspect received his gunshot wound remains unsolved, or at least not explained by police.
The TV station also reported that no one else was hurt during the robbery or subsequent chase and arrest.
They also added that Area 5 detectives are still investigating the events of that night.
As for the hero concealed carry customer, no word yet on whether police are also looking at any charges for him.
Given the sad state of Chicago’s criminal justice system, gun rights supporters and Chicago citizens remain concerned he will be charged for standing up to the armed thug.
But with left-wing, anti-police policies ruling supreme in Chicago, citizens are left to try and defend themselves and others as best they can.
No one should be punished for that.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.