Mayor says housekeeper “likely prevented a tragedy” by reporting two-gun “arsenal” in Streeterville hotel room
Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent used dramatic language Tuesday after a Streeterville hotel housekeeper allegedly found a rifle sitting on a hotel room window sill over the weekend.
But neither Lori Lightfoot nor David Brown explained why they believed the city had “adverted disaster” and “nefarious” plans.
Keegan Casteel, a 32-year-old visitor from suburban Des Moines, Iowa, was charged Tuesday with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He must pay a $1,000 deposit to get out of jail.
Lightfoot claimed Casteel came to Chicago “with an arsenal, an AR-15…Thank God for that hotel worker who saw something and said something, and I believe averted disaster.”
Groot’s an idiot, she saw a black, scary gun and the only thing it could be is an “AR-15.”
In fact, the rifle police recovered was a .308 caliber, not an AR-15, according to Burkhardt.
“This wasn’t a firearm for personal protection. What he had was weapons of war,” Lightfoot continued, saying the seized items represented “something more nefarious.” She offered no evidence that Casteel harbored any evil intentions to support her belief.
Brown, appearing at an earlier press conference, said the housekeeper who allegedly discovered the rifle “likely prevented a tragedy from happening.” But he offered nothing to support the claim.
Like I said before, Groot’s an idiot and wouldn’t know a “weapon of war” if it slapped her upside her head.
How many of you have an “Arsenal” like this??