It had to happen. One of the 4,000 Illinois prisoners released early under Gov. J.B. Pritzker got himself a gun almost immediately after his April 2 release. Then after he crashed his car on Interstate 55 just south of I-80, and used that gun to carjack another motorist to gain a new ride.
Waynae Massey, aged 22, caught quite a break in April. The Land of Lincoln’s governor ordered the “compassionate release” of thousands of criminals — many of them violent — from the Illinois Department of Corrections because of the Chinese flu.
Massey originally earned his sentence in the big house after his one-man crime spree in McLean County, Illinois, home of Illinois State University in Normal. From one day of mayhem, he caught felony convictions for burglary, theft, and fleeing and eluding police in a high speed chase.
Then, almost immediately after his release, he (illegally) gained possession of a gun and started carrying it. He skipped Illinois’ concealed carry licensing process, the FOID card, the waiting periods, the background checks and all of that good stuff. To say nothing of the fees upon fees law-abiding Illini pay to apply for a FOID and carry license. Because gun laws are for, well, suckers.
According to police, Massey also acquired a vehicle which he then crashed on I-55 last Monday. From there, he flagged down a car and successfully convinced the car’s owner to surrender it at gunpoint before driving off in his new ride. Because gun laws are for suckers.
WTVO has the story.
A man who is accused of hijacking a vehicle with a gun after a car crash was one of more than 4,000 Illinois inmates released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Illinois State Police say Waynae Massey, 22, of Chicago, crashed his car in Grundy County on May 4th, and then hijacked a vehicle at gunpoint on I-55.
Police located the vehicle on Arsenal Road and attempted to stop it, but Massey fled, crashed near Wilmington, and ran on foot.
Police were able to catch him at the Harborside Marina.
Waynae’s run of luck gaining early release has ended. As of Wednesday afternoon, he’s remains a guest in the graybar hotel at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in Morris. For now.
This is why Americans are continuing to buy guns at a record pace.