Chicago: Armed man accused of stalking Lori Lightfoot was allegedly angry over traffic tickets: pubblici ministeri

Joseph Igartua, 37, was charged with three felony counts of stalking and another for reckless discharge of a firearm after he allegedly drove by the Lightfootshome about 15 volte quest'anno, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Igartua is accused of bringing a handgun that had a round in the chamber and a written letter to the mayor’s residence. He was allegedly angry over traffic citations he received, hanno detto i pubblici ministeri, secondo i rapporti.

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Joseph Igartua, 37, was charged with three felony counts of stalking and another for reckless discharge of a firearm

Joseph Igartua, 37, was charged with three felony counts of stalking and another for reckless discharge of a firearm (Chicago Police)

Somebody coming to my house with a loaded weapon, that is scary,” Lightfoot told Chicago’s WLS-TV after the incidents. “I’m not going to sugarcoat that. It’s been terrifying.

Di sabato, Igartua allegedly drove his truck to Lightfoot’s residence armed with a handgun that had a round in the chamber and a letter he wrote to the mayor. Igartua allegedly parked his truck and was walking toward the home, when two Chicago police officers approached and detained him, VOLPE 32 Chicago segnalato.

The officers took the letter and gun, which was broken down, and returned to Igartua because he had a valid FOID and conceal carry license, hanno detto i pubblici ministeri.

Igartua was allegedly at the hometo express his anger regarding traffic citations he had received,” hanno detto le autorità, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Igartua is accused of returning to the mayor’s residence on Sunday in his truck and driving down the alley behind her home, when a Chicago police sergeant parked in a vehicle next to Lightfoot’s garage saw him, hanno detto le autorità.

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Other officers saw him in the mouth of the alley, and when Igartua drove past Lightfoot’s residence, he allegedly dropped a packet of papers on the street that contained a signed letter to the mayor, traffic tickets issued, and photos of his vehicle, VOLPE 32 Chicago segnalato.

Di lunedi, Igartua allegedly returned to Lightfoot’s residence again and drove down the alley behind her home, when an officer spotted him and alerted other officers in front of the mayor’s home.

Police followed him and conducted a traffic stop for speeding, hanno detto le autorità. He was allegedly in possession of a gun again and was given a warning.

Prosecutors said Lightfoot was informed of the incident that day, and she becamealarmed and distraught.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, NOI. luglio 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, NOI. luglio 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

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