Wedding guest hit with gun charge in Back of the Yards
November 28, 2010 6:03 PM | No Comments
An Indiana man was arrested Saturday night at a wedding in the Back of the Yards neighborhood after he was seen dancing with a gun holstered at his hip, prosecutors said today.
Seeing the 9mm handgun strapped to his waist while he partied in the foyer of a church gym, an off-duty police officer working security arrested Samuel Caballero-Solis, 51, of Indianapolis about 8:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 48th Street.
The off-duty officer disarmed him and called police.
He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and Cook County Criminal Court Judge Israel Desierto set Caballero-Solis' bail at $10,000 today.
The judge joked about the discrepancy between local gun laws and generally less rigid rules across the eastern border.
"He is from Indiana," the judge said.
-- Dan Hinkel