Terrifying moment cop is surrounded by mob of 150 in Chicago who jump and kick his patrol car before throwing fireworks and bricks smashing the windshield
- Illinois State Trooper came under attack from a mob of about 150 people Sunday
- The mob quickly swarmed the trooper’s patrol vehicle jumping on the hood, throwing rocks, bricks and fireworks
- Windshield of the patrol car was smashed after bricks and rocks were thrown
- Trooper was eventually able to reverse out of danger and away from the mob
Shocking footage has been released by Illinois State Police of the moment an officer in a patrol car was surrounded by a mob and his vehicle came under attack.
The violence happened in the early hours of July 3 at the intersection of Division Street at Elston Avenue in just north of Chicago’s downtown.
A trooper was driving southbound on I-90 near Division Street at about 2am and noticed that traffic on an exit ramp had completely stopped.
Upon driving over to investigate, a mob of mostly angry young men appeared out of nowhere as they sprinted towards the officer’s vehicle.
An Illinois State Trooper came under attack from a mob of about 150 people Sunday
The mob quickly swarmed the trooper’s patrol vehicle jumping on the hood, throwing rocks, bricks and fireworks
‘Chicago, we got a mob,’ the officer can be heard relaying over the radio. ‘They just jumped on my car.’
Dashcam video shows many of the vandals had their cellphones out as they filmed the drama for themselves.
The first attacker can be seen running towards the car and jumping onto the hood and then the roof.
Suddenly the windshield of the car was shattered by a brick.
Others quickly swarm the car, including one young man wearing a ‘FET’S LUCK’ T-shirt.
Several attackers jump onto the hood as they stomp and kick the vehicle.
‘Ahh! They just broke my window. They just broke by window.’ the officer states, all the while remaining calm.
The officer can be heard requesting backup as he proceeds to back up but the menacing mob continues to jump and kick the vehicle while throwing bricks and rocks.
Loud bangs can then be heard together with a series of flashes as fireworks are launched at the car with some landing directly on the vehicle.
The officer estimates the group to consist of around 150 people, many of whom continue to follow the officer as he reverses back down the road.
The menacing mob marched ever-closer towards the trooper’s patrol vehicle some some wearing face masks in an attempt to disguise themselves
Windshield of the patrol car was smashed after bricks and rocks were thrown
‘There’s probably 150 of them coming at me right now,’ the trooper says. ‘Holy s***.’
The trooper was eventually able to pull his vehicle back and away from the mob.
Police did not say whether the trooper suffered any injuries in the incident.
‘This type of dangerous behavior puts the general public at risk and will not be tolerated,’ the Illinois State Police said in a statement. ‘ISP is fully investigating the incident, including deploying crime scene evidence technicians.’
The attack on the police cars came just hours before a gunman armed with a high-powered rifle shot dead seven people at a parade to mark July 4th Independence Day, in a wealthy suburb of Chicago suburb.
Robert Crimo, 21, appeared in Lake County court on Wednesday, after being charged with seven counts of first-degree murder. He is expected to face a slew of other charges and is being held without bail.
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart told the court that Crimo carried out a ‘calculated and premeditated attack’. He said Crimo confessed to standing on a roof above the parade route and took aim at people standing across the street, reloading his Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifle three times.
State police are now looking for tips on the mob incident, asking people with information to call 847-294-4400.
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