Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

IL Man 'Unhappy' With Car Repairs, Pulls Gun on Mechanic, Prosecutors Say

On December 20, a Bronzeville, IL man who wasn't impressed with his mechanic's work pulled a gun and took back his money, prosecutors told Erica Demarest of dnainfo.com.

Perry Hines, 24, was charged with felony armed robbery.

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Police unknowingly pulled suspect Perry Hines, 24, over during the week of February 23 for a minor traffic violation. After checking his background, they uncovered an alert linking him to the assault and arrested him on the spot.

Hines was charged with felony armed robbery. 

The suspect had paid the victim $100 cash on Dec. 20 for repairs done to his car, Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto alleged in court on February 24.

The two went to an ATM machine that afternoon to retrieve the money, and shortly after, Hines and an accomplice attacked the victim in the 400 block of East 45th Street, reported Demarest. The accomplice has not been charged.

Allegedly, Hines pulled a gun while the accomplice punched the victim, telling him to give Hines his money back or he’d “blow [the victim’s] head off,” Scaduto told Demarest. Hines then took the cash and the duo fled the scene. Officers arrested him about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 4900 block of South Halsted Street, the arrest report said.

Hines told police he'd been unhappy with the repair work, according to prosecutors.

Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Hines, of the 4700 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, held in lieu of $250,000 bail, reported Demarest.