This past Thursday, shortly after midnight, an Oak Lawn homeowner in the 5100 block of Oak Center Drive was awakened by loud knocking on a door. The homeowner saw a man outside in a black hoodie and smartly called the police.
The man later told police that he was looking for food and his GPS wasn’t working on his phone. He decided to knock on the homeowner’s door.
The first police officer arriving at the scene found two males in an Acura MDX parked in front of the house. The passenger opened the door and ran up the driveway and hopped over the fence into another yard according to police reports.
One of the police officers proceeded to Oak Meadows Park with the knowledge that the offender, later identified as Randal Peyton Lieungh, a white male from Racine, Wisconsin, was possibly carrying a weapon.
While the driver, Trevian Dumas, a black male from Racine, Wisconsin, was detained for investigation, the police searched the vehicle and ran the vehicle plate information to discover it was a stolen car from Chicago. The license plate actually was stolen from another car in Rockford. In the meantime, officers set up a perimeter to capture the fleeing passenger.
One of the officers then observed Lieungh exit a driveway at about 52nd Avenue on Oak Center Driver but he was no longer wearing the same clothes he had on when he fled the vehicle.
Upon his arrest, Lieungh provided a voluntary statement to the police in which according to the police, he admitted he was carrying a firearm when he fled the vehicle. He said that he threw the gun over a fence but wanted to tell the officers in case a child found the gun and was injured. The police were able to recover the gun in the place Lieungh said it was thrown. The gun matched the description he had provided
In his statements to police, Lieungh claimed he found the gun in an ally in Racine, Wisconsin and transported it to Chicago. He said he panicked when officers arrived because he had the gun. According to his statement he ran due to the fear of being caught with a gun. The police indicated that the gun’s identification marks had been defaced.
Lieungh was charged with defacing identification marks of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, reckless conduct, criminal trespass to real property and disorderly conduct.
Dumas was charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license, operation of an uninsured vehicle, improper use of registration.