Monday, July 17, 2017

Man Charged With Having Crossbow At Diversey Harbor

Barnett Crossbows
An Alabama man is facing charges after cops say they caught him with a crossbow and razor-tipped arrow near Diversey Harbor.

Patterson | Chicago Police Dept
Police approached 65-year-old Harold Patterson because they saw him drinking a can of beer on park property around 11:30 last Saturday morning, according to their report.

As they approached, the officers noticed a three-foot Barnett crossbow affixed with a scope and a bladed arrow sitting on a picnic table next to Patterson.

“That’s my crossbow,” Patterson allegedly uttered. “I was just showing it to my friends.”

Asked for his identification, Patterson reportedly told cops to “just take me to jail.”

They did.

Patterson is charged with possession of a deadly weapon and consuming an alcoholic beverage on park property.
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  1. No case here unless he was brandishing it in a threatening manner. There's nothing illegal about either owning or carrying the weapon. At all.

    1. Hmm...I'm going to go with it's illegal to open carry a crossbow with razor heads, while drinking on Chicago Park district property.

    2. UUW Unlawful Use of Weapon-non firearm.

  2. "Just take me to jail."
    Sounds like he knows the way.

  3. he just wanted to shoot those filthy canada geese

  4. crossbow looks pretty big. do they come with laser sight and a tripod?

  5. Good thing he left his flail and his halberd in the car.

  6. Chicago has an archery range on the lakefront at Belmont Harbor.

    ...just an FYI.

  7. Hey, you have to start somewhere, even if it's arresting William Tell. Now if they could just figure out how to arrest robbers with guns.

  8. He does not look happy!

    Someone should have told him, in Chicago typically when someone is caught with a weapon or drugs, they say, "No, that's not mine. I don't know how it got there."

  9. He could have told them he was planning on murdering 5 people and he'd still walk out of the station with no "probable cause". It's the Chicago way.