Welcome to Chicago: Dashcam Video of Road Rage Shooting

Courtesy YouTube

Bullets ricocheted and one careened through a window of a nearby bowling alley Tuesday evening in Chicago. The shots came following a road rage incident captured on one driver’s dash cam. Thankfully, no persons served as backstops for the rounds.

However, the suspect remains at large. Police describe him as a black male with a black bandana or hat, black shoes, light-colored pants – and a reindeer-patterned sweater. Egads. No wonder he was in a bad mood.

The shots came in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road at about 7:25pm. Definitely not a(nother) case of dead-of-night violence among Chicago’s rich and vibrant culture.

The video shows two cars pull out into traffic, one hot on the tail of the other in a bona fide road rage incident. Soon, thanks to the video, we see how one car’s road rage transitions to attempted murder.

Of course, even if cops catch the would-be killer, he likely won’t face serious charges.

Here’s another video from a couple of years ago. It features a drunk woman emerging from a Lincoln Park nightclub – in the “safe” part of town – with a revolver in her purse.

She pulled it and began shooting at the people with which she had a dispute. Yes, in a fit of drunken anger, she empties the little wheelgun at them, trying to kill them. All over some trivial disagreement. Welcome to Chicago.

Once police identified her, Cook County prosecutors charged her with…a misdemeanor.

Really. DNAInfo had the story:

Woman Shoots Gun on Busy Stretch of Halsted in Lincoln Park

CHICAGO — Witnesses helped to identify a woman who is accused of firing a gun multiple times in Lincoln Park early Saturday morning, police said.

Around 2:10 a.m., shots were fired near the 2600 block of North Halsted Street, near Wrightwood Avenue, according to witness reports and Chicago Police.

According to Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown blog, which first wrote about the incident, 911 callers said that the fight began at the nearby Wild Hare nightclub.

A video emerged on YouTube Saturday night that shows a group of people arguing and shoving each other. There are about five gunshots over the course of the two minute and 30 second video, in which the group continues to fight on the sidewalk and shout at each other.

Police said they were able to arrest the shooter after she was identified by several witnesses, though officers did not recover the weapon that was used.

Jennifer Spegall, 32, of Broadview, Illinois, was charged with reckless conduct. She will appear in court on November 12.

If Spegall had pulled that stunt back when Florida had the 10-20-Life sentence enhancement on the books, she would spend twenty-some years in prison. In Illinois, she likely didn’t even spend twenty-some days in jail on the misdemeanor charge.

And that’s why Florida’s firearm violent crime rate hovers near historic lows. Meanwhile, Chicago keeps burnishing its reputation as Murder City USA.


  1. avatar little horn says:

    *GASP* how dare you describe him as black. you’ve read the news, you know how it goes: you can only comment on their skin color if the VICTIM is NOT WHITE (PERIOD).

    1. avatar BlazinTheAmazin says:

      A rich and vibrant culture those Dindus have.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      “police described him as a black male”…..should just make a rubber stamp for that…..

  2. avatar Geoff "Bring the EDIT button back, will ya, TTAG?" PR says:

    The dashcam recorder car did the right thing, after the white car cut in front of him, he kept a lot of distance between himself and the white car.

    People are just fucking crazy these days…

    1. avatar Ams says:

      People have always been crazy. With cameras everywhere, we get to see it all now.

  3. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    A misdemeanor for shooting at people? How about stiff charges instead of trying to disarm innocent people. See if that doesnt do anything about criminals committing crimes.

    1. avatar L says:

      Chicago is a joke.

      1. avatar Geoff "Bring the EDIT button back, will ya, TTAG?" PR says:

        “Chicago is a joke.”

        A very cruel and sick one to those stuck there…

        1. avatar Southern Cross says:

          And the role model city for Progressives.

          Punish the innocent while letting the guilty run free.

    2. avatar Ark says:

      But consequences violate the shooter’s civil rights.

  4. avatar BlakeW5 says:

    Reindeer sweater, light pants (slacks?), and a black bandana? Probably just left the lab where he was busy curing cancer.

    So we’re looking for Theo Huxtable in a dewrag?

  5. avatar Rokurota says:

    The radio is playing “Psycho Killer?” You can’t make this stuff up!

  6. avatar Stan says:

    So, it’s MAGA country. Right? 😉

    1. avatar Bob Jones says:


    2. avatar Victoriaillinois says:

      MAGA country? That’s why we know that Empire hollywood actor is lying about being beat-up. NO one in Chicago would ever say that: “This is MAGA country”. Chicago is 99.9% Democrats, and the .1% Republicans would never say MAGA anywhere in the city. It was a drug deal gone wrong. Wasn’t it at 2am? outside a Subway restaurant? I could be wrong……

  7. avatar Jack Crow says:

    I used to live right there. There is a high school about 2 blocks east of there.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      st. bens?
      1900 w. is paulina, not far from schuliens, where my pops used to take me for lunch. bartenders in suits that entertained your table with magic tricks. karl laschett’s, resi’s bierstube, fine german bars. all right there, fairly nice area.
      and grein funeral parlor. cool place to bring dates into the embalming room. empty caskets are pretty comfy.

      1. avatar former water walker says:

        I lived near there 36 years ago. And Montrose too(Seeley)& Whipple & Montrose. Really gone to hell in Chiraq. You couldn’t pay me enough to live in that chithole!

        1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          seeley and giddings for five years. licoln square, giddings plaza are big upscale now. ’bout ten times nicer than when i was there.

  8. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Its only a serious crime if you’re WHITE, the rest of the rainbow gets a ticket,,, that’s cause whites hit what they aim at,,, they just don’t fire bullets to hear the gun go bang,

  9. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    I saw nothing (basically) in the first video and, although I’m empathetic to the videographer in the second video, I couldn’t see much in that one, either.

    Waste of time.

  10. avatar Felix says:

    They couldn’t charge her with anything serious because the jails are full of caught politicians.

  11. avatar Tim says:

    “Police describe him as a black male….”

    Definitely a redneck in blackface. Probably yelling “this is MAGA country” while shootin’ up the place.

  12. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Bowling alley?

    I gave up bowling for sex. Your balls are lighter, and you don’t have to change your shoes.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      seven ten split has more than one meaning. this won’t help explain that:

  13. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    “Welcome to Chicago.”
    c’mon, john. drunken rowdy dingbats are not demographically exclusive to the greater chickagoo locale.
    a proper welcome would include the woodlawn tap, italian beef and a late night key club. wubba.

  14. avatar tmm says:

    People in Chicago should just chill….

  15. avatar Yarbles says:

    Shitcago, Land of Shitbama.

    More of his ‘sons and daughters’ behaving like model citizens down on the Socialist Plantation.

  16. avatar strych9 says:

    I kind of feel like Carlin asking “Where does the surprise part come in?”.

  17. avatar DDay says:

    The woman in the 2nd video pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years in jail. No idea how much time she actually served though.

  18. avatar possum says:

    The last vid reminded me of “another drunk night with the wife at possum ‘s house” whew

  19. avatar Chiefton says:

    I call this a fake video. We all know Chicago does not permit guns or gun violence in their city so this cannot be true.

  20. avatar craig says:

    Self perpetuated poverty by young black women who have kids with no father, no money, no home, no job, no prospects of anything then raise those kids in a community of like minded kids who grow up to be gang bangers. You should be required to get a license to have kids because that’s how irresponsible they are!

    1. avatar 22winmag says:


      Bonus video 10 times better than the crap videos featured in this article.



  21. avatar StLPro2A says:

    And another negative brand experience. It’s not about skin color, it’s about what is between the ears and in the heart…….the brand consistently reinforced.

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