Wednesday, September 09, 2015

PUMPED UP KICKS: Duo Charged In Lincoln Park Robbery

NOTE: McCaskill's gun-happy posts have been deactivated by Facebook, so we have removed those links from our story.
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Two South Side men have been charged with attempted robbery charges in connection with an incident in Lincoln Park yesterday evening.

And one of the men has posted videos of strangers being threatened at night with what turns out to be a rifle-like paintball gun.

Raheem McCaskill, 21, and LeDonte Washington, 20, are each charged with one count of attempted armed robbery for trying to rob a man of his shoes while brandishing a "replica rifle" near Clark and Fullerton around 6:30PM on Tuesday, Chicago police said. Bail for each is set at $50,000.

Photo of a paintball gun from McCaskill's Facebook page.
In the photo's caption, McCaskill said he would be
"popping up on mfs tonight."

McCaskill's Facebook page includes a video showing an apparent stranger running away after being threatened with what is later said to be a fake rifle. Also on video: Entering a home while firing a "gun" to scare people inside.

There's even a photo post in which he says he just had a great time threatening people with a paintball gun because "shit look real."

A witness Tuesday described the robbery offenders' car as a beat up white sedan and a video posted by McCaskill on Instagram shows his car to be a white Dodge.

Last week, police were called by victims in Lincoln Park and Boystown after men in a white Dodge pointed an "assault rifle" at them on the street.

Image: Cook County Sheriff's Office intake photos of McCaskill (top) and Washington
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33 comments:

  1. Artwork? Really?

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  2. There's a video on McCaskill's facebook showing him terrorizing a stranger with a gun.

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    1. Where is the link?

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    2. https://www.facebook.com/chris.w.barginear/videos/vb.100001690324649/854631204603216/?type=2&theater

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    3. that's not the link ^

      that's some dude hitting a woman and not necessarily either of the men we're writing/reading about, here

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/raheem.mccaskill/videos/vb.100000835305568/890348597669642/?type=2&theater

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  4. What an idiot.

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  5. PsOS terrorizing folks in Lincoln Park and in Boystown?
    I'm calling bullshit on this one because I called my alderman's office. He said it wasn't possible. See there!

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  6. He is the missing link.

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  7. 19 East is toast. So much for all the hard work all the former police officers from the old 23rd Town Hall dist. did for so many years. And now the entire area is crumbling.

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  8. Wow what a bunch of idiots; not sure they realized the legal ramifications of this nonse.se

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    1. Do you really think these two men "realized the legal ramifications" of their numerous attempted robberies?
      They're stupid criminals with little care of civilized behavior toward other people. Lock 'em up. Thats all these animals understand.

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    2. Raifications? They'll get a year of probation and the judge will make them destroy their toy gun. There are rarely any consequences in this city.

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    3. There are other ramifications... they could just get shot by a rival gang.

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  9. I wonder if their families feel shame for what these two predatory psychopaths did?

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    1. Chances are they aren't from the best of family to begin with. Maybe a absent father.

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    2. In response I do feel bad for what my child have done, LeDonte is from a two parent family and both are government workers. I can honestly say he was not raised like this. No I will not go bail him out, if u do the crime you do the time!!!!!

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  10. Just called the cops on a man who looked like he was up to no good. He was wearing a gray button down shirt with construction orange colored stripes on it standing in front of a garbage can with a petty tourquoise clutch wallet. He then took the shirt off and turned it inside out. Wearing an orange baseball cap (I think Philadelphia Flyers). Looking through the wallet while standing over the garbage can. At school/Aldine and Clark. No proof he did anything bad and he didn't seem to be in a hurry or in hiding, but still, it just seemed wrong. I'll be curious to see if the police check him out (I didn't hang around to watch). Interestingly while I was on the phone around the corner, a cop car went by but didn't even slow.

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  11. Links were taken down by FB.

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  12. 2 Bozo clowns thanking their lucky charms that no one responded with a real firearm.

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  13. RaheemGotClout? Love how these morons use names like that instead of their real names. Two more pieces of crap, it is very sad and pathetic how a once nice area has become infested by thugs who only come to the area to rob, steal, mug, etc..

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  14. I am LeDonte parent. I do not condone what he did. I feel real bad for the victims that was assaulted by him. I can honestly say that he was not bought up around poverty stricken neighborhood, so he had no reason to be out there doing this foolishness. By no means will I be going to bail him out, or taking up for the crime he's done. My response on this article is if you do the crime you have to do the time.

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    1. Thanks, sincerely. As a former Lakeview resident of 3 years, could you shed some light, from your perspective, why this is happening then?

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    2. Slamdance Champ, 1984, 3rd QuarterSep 10, 2015, 11:33:00 PM

      If this is true, I commend you. We need more parents like you in this world. Sorry your son has gone down the wrong path, but he and he alone had a choice to make, and people that make the wrong decisions need to be held accountable for them. I'm sure I'm not the only one that appreciates you posting here.

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    3. Poverty has nothing to do with it. This kid was joyous in threatening people. Parents who bully and threaten they kids breed bad kids with no home training

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  15. Yes. I work for the judicial system. As a parent of LeDonte I am totally embarrassed by what he has done. My son was warned be me and my husband to stay away from his friend that is on this case with him. However, for what ever reason he didn't. As I stated before he has to reap what he sow. My coworker at the county was surprised I didn't get him out, hire a lawyer, and neither am I putting money on his books. If u wanna play grown in these streets figure out how u gonna get out this situation is my stand point of this. Again, I do apologize and feel bad for what happened to the victims. This situation could have turned out completely bad for all parties involved.

    Wonder if the victims had a gun and decided to protect themselves???? I would have probably been burying a child.

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    1. If you work in the judicial system why are you posting in a public forum about an ongoing situation?
      Why take diwn his pages but post your own?
      Nice try, but try agin

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    2. Well Raheem was raised in a church and knows the word of God, and has never been in trouble. I've watch him grow. He has two jobs, enrolled in college in his second year, and is very loved by everyone in his community. The elderly people love him, the young children love him, and he honors his mother and his father. He is very respectful to everyone he encounters. He has never done anything wrong to anyone, and has never had any criminal background. So for all of you people to come on here and say such negative things about such a positive and ambitious child and not know this child personally is so mean and rude. Raheem is a hard working boy and makes his own money. I pray, as well as his parents pray, EVERY NIGHT that this situation gets dismissed and that Raheem can go back out in the world and get back to doing positive things with his life such as getting back in school and working towards the career he wants.

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