A Chicago man is facing federal charges after a nurse spotted a gun protruding out of his pants. The defendant did not have a valid FOID card or a concealed carry permit. He was taken to the hospital after a car accident. He is now facing several weapons charges related to the illegal possession of a weapon. His bond was set at $60,000, but he did not show up for a court appearance on June 24. His bond was reset at $100,000, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to the report, a nurse called hospital security when she spotted the gun in the defendant’s pants. The gun was confiscated and placed into a safe. Police were notified. The 9mm handgun was found to have seven rounds of ammunition. This is standard protocol for a hospital when they find a gun on a person. The hospital is not a great place to bring a gun. Because the defendant has two prior weapons-related convictions, he was charged with being an armed habitual criminal in possession of a weapon.
Armed Habitual Criminal in Possession of a Weapon Charges