Oak Lawn police were dispatched to the US Army recruiting center at 6330 W 95th St for a report about a “threat”.
A United States Army Sergeant was walking in his army dress uniform through the parking lot at 6230 W. 95th Street near Chipolte when he heard a “pop” followed by a second “pop” and then another “pop”.
The Sergeant turned as he heard the third pop noise and observed a young white male in the passenger seat of a Chevy traveling westbound on 95th street. The young offender had his hands together in the shape of a gun pointed at the Sergeant.
The Sergeant was concerned due to the proximity of the threat with the recent attack on the US Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Tennessee. The attacker in Tennessee opened fire at a recruiting center and then killed four marines at the US Navy facility seven miles away. In the last seven years, there have been multiple attacks at US Armed Forces Recruiting Centers.
The offender who threatened the Sergeant was not apprehended. Several Oak Lawn residents interviewed near the Chipolte called the young offender “a mope” and praised the Sergeant for being an “American Hero”.