It happened despite every legislative effort to prevent this sort of thing. Chicago does its best to provide safe-working conditions for muggers, rapists and killers through unyielding gun bans. You see in Chicago only criminals and cops can carry guns. Of course there are those politicians who want to disarm the cops too! So far they’ve managed to reduce firing range training from four times per year to one for Chicago police officers.
The unthinkable happened this time. Instead of a couple simply turning over their cash or property, they strong-armed one of their armed robbers taking his gun away and shooting him.
Wounded, Jon Diego Sylvester, 31 then fled to a get away car. The vigilante killer held a second robber at gunpoint until police arrived. Sylvester’s third unknown accomplice drove him to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he died.
It turned out that the trio of robbers obtained another man’s cash and wristwatch moments earlier. At least that man did not try to take the law into his own hands!
I’m sure Chicago’s lawmakers are wringing their hands to come up with some new laws to prevent crime victims from harming other robbers like poor Jon Sylvester who simply need money.
Note: Some people don't get that I wrote this in jest to Chicago's gun bans. The victim here are not a vigilante but a hero. Score one for Darwin!
Here is what WBBM-TV had to say.