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Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix

June 20, 2011

CHICAGO – An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said.

The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a group of 50 children, was near West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue.

At 10:10 p.m. after the event ended, the officer went to his car and a teen approached him, asking him for money, authorities said. When the officer said he had no money, the teen pulled a gun on him, authorities said.

During a struggle with the teen, the officer grabbed hold of the gun, opened fire and killed him.

The officer sustained minor injuries, according to a release from police News Affairs.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

One person was also taken into custody.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.


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    SkoolCop

    almost 3 years ago

    4534 Comments

    You never know what the clown might be packing. Kid got punked by Bozo the Clown, errrrrr Cop.

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    bstites

    almost 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    Bump Tassin_2164.. Lol
    But glad to hear the officer was not injured and Joe Dirtbag is not around.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    Fabulous police work officer.We tax paying citizens will not have to pay many thousands to feed clothe and house this scum bag.I love I.J.(immediate justice)

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    aussie4

    almost 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    What would have happened if that was a honest, innocent civilian, one that was denied to have a ccw? Great job Leo, you made me laugh even from a big distance.

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    Tassin_2164

    almost 3 years ago

    120 Comments

    I guess he wasnt clowning around, "Homie dont play". Good job bro.

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    CAZ

    almost 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Officer is ok and goes home. Subject no longer a threat. Finally a news report with a good ending.

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    symbolpeace

    almost 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    I am glad the officer is ok yet there is sadness at the calamity that our youth are trying to deal with, growing up i enjoyed the clown shows at the circus or wherever else i saw them, good job officer

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    mrose75

    almost 3 years ago

    56 Comments

    I knew before I clicked the mouse on this one that there would be some great clown one liners! Nicely done PL, nicely done! LMAO!!!

    And great job officer!

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    kbabcock

    almost 3 years ago

    258 Comments

    Did anybody else immediately think of Tommy Lee Jones in the chicken suit in US Marshals when they read this headline?? Or when the robbery went down, that little kid from Wedding Crashers...."shut up clown!" :) Im glad the officer is ok and the right person ended up shot....but there is a humerous angle here :)

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    Cntrl_9

    almost 3 years ago

    86 Comments

    Good job.

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    Bury

    almost 3 years ago

    1340 Comments

    again .... Bah ha ha ha ha!

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    Thank God the officer was ready and prepared by his training. May he recover soon.

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    2Greazy

    almost 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    Ok last one...I guess the jokes on HIM!! lol im done.

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    RAMBO_911

    almost 3 years ago

    68990 Comments

    Thank GOD Our Brother was Ready and Able, Prayers for a Quick Recovery and a Prayer that the POS Burns!

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    Katz

    almost 3 years ago

    8262 Comments

    lol 2Greazy! ..Bump!

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