- Charges are pending against four people arrested Tuesday afternoon during a funeral procession from Chicago to a cemetery in west suburban Hillside.
Forest Park police alerted authorities in Hillside about the rowdy procession as the group headed toward Oakridge Cemetery, 4301 Roosevelt Road, according to Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek.
The procession was “total chaos,” Lukaszek said. Passengers were hanging out of the vehicles’ windows and driving in and out of traffic as they headed toward the cemetery.
One of the vehicles in the procession was identified as having been involved in multiple shootings earlier Tuesday in Chicago, including one in front of a church, Lukaszek said.
And that’s not all:
- Police stopped the vehicle “with force” at Mannheim and Harrison roads in Hillside after a passenger inside showed a weapon.
Lukaszek said he used his SUV to ram the vehicle in order to end a short pursuit. A foot chase followed, and three men and a woman — all in their 20s — were taken into custody and are awaiting charges.
Inside the vehicle, investigators found three handguns with high-capacity magazines and high-impact ammunition
And to top it all off:
- Between the four taken into custody, they had been arrested more than 160 times.
All before the age of 30.
By the time we were 30, we (the writers) had a combined total of 5 movers, 4 parkers, and 2 ass kickings by a cop who wasn’t a parent or family member on our “record.” We had been working a total of around 20 jobs and been paying taxes for around a decade.
Anyone else wondering why four career criminals were able to get three guns and an arrest total rivaling Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer combined. At least the dead guy is finally contributing to society as fertilizer and worm food.