Man livestreams attempt to break into ATM, gets arrested
A 20-year-old man got arrested after livestreaming himself breaking into an automated teller machine (ATM) with a hammer in lllinois in the United States.
Aaron Neal is currently facing felony charges of burglary and criminal damage to property, Chicago Police District News Affairs and Communications deputy director Tom Ahern tweeted on Aug. 15.
Supt. David Brown @ChiefDavidBrown and Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan Announce Felony Charges of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property against Arron Neal – Identified as Offender who Live Streamed Attempt to Break into ATM during recent looting. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/OaAiSmFeRB
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 15, 2020
Police chief David Brown said that they were tipped about Neal just 90 minutes after they released videos of several suspects involved in a looting incident last week, as per Fox-owned television station WFLD on the same day.
They checked the leads that ultimately led them to Neal, who was placed into custody without incident.
In the livestreamed video of Neal, he can be seen smiling at the camera before hitting the ATM with a hammer, as per NBC Chicago, also on Aug. 15.
The footage likewise showed several other men helping him break into the machine along North State Street in the city of Chicago. Ian Biong /ra
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.