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4 Chicago men arrested after trying to hijack off-duty cop's car

  • Chicago Police Department handout. Clockwise from upper left corner: Michael Jackson, Rashee Herron, Deonta Brown, Marcus Johnson.
Chicago Police Department handout. Clockwise from upper left corner:…
October 28, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Four men were arrested overnight Sunday after they tried to hijack a car belonging to an off-duty police officer, county prosecutors said.

Marcus Johnson, 36, of the 4100 block of South Prairie Avenue; Deonta Brown, 21, of the 7400 block of South Yates Boulevard; Michael Jackson, 20, of the 2400 block of East 74th Street; and Rashee Herron, 21, of the 7400 block of South Phillips Street, were brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Monday afternoon and ordered held on $450,000 bond in the incident.

The off-duty officer told the officers who arrested the men that he was driving in the alley on Yates Boulevard when they surrounded his car and Herron pulled out an object that appeared to be a firearm.

"Get up out of this [bleep], this ain't no joke," Herron allegedly said to the driver. The driver replied that he was a police officer, and showed his assailants his own firearm.

One of the alleged offenders, apparently recognizing the man, said, "Oh [bleep], he is the police, he stays right up the street," according to the police report. The four men fled down the alley while the off-duty officer called 911. They were arrested just after midnight Monday morning.

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