Having to sit through an entire soccer game is enough to piss pretty much anyone off. Did you catch that tense Senegal v. Uruguay tilt over the weekend? Yeah, it was all I could do to keep from putting a round through my flat screen, too. But I managed to restrain myself. Somehow. Jaime Gutierrez, however, didn’t exhibit quite as much self control at a northwest Chicago match yesterday morning . . .
chicagotribune.com has all the details:
Officers were called to a park near the harbor around 7 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses told officers that there had been an argument during a soccer game, and Gutierrez had pulled a gun from a red backpack and walked up and down the field yelling, “I have a gun, I have a gun,” to the players and their families, including children, police said.
Sure, Jaime may be quick to brandish his piece, but no one can accuse him of failure to cooperate with law enforcement.
Gutierrez told police he is a gang member.
Guess he figured gangs operate in the Windy City with impunity these days anyway, so what’s the harm?
Let’s run down the charges the CPD’s heaped on Jaime’s narrow shoulders in the wake of Sunday’s hijinks: unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, misdemeanor reckless conduct, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card. That oughta keep his public defender busy. And he’ll probably be behind bars for a good three months or so, given Cook County SOP – assuming he isn’t already out on bail.
As you’d expect, we’ll be forwarding an IGOTD trophy to Mr. Gutierrez at our earliest convenience. And our guess is that as soon as he’s sprung, it will take the admitted gang member about seventeen minutes to procure another de-serialized gat for his toting pleasure. So if you don’t carry a gun (and if you’re in the Chicagoland area, we know you don’t) you might want to stay away from soccer games on the near north side. Better yet, just stay away from them no matter where you are. You’ll be a lot happier.