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Carjacking suspect arrested on prom night, girlfriend not happy

Lorenzo Bracey 20 is accused hijacking sport-utility vehicle gun-point his way prom. / Chicago Police

Lorenzo Bracey, 20, is accused of hijacking a sport-utility vehicle at gun-point on his way to prom. / Chicago Police

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Updated: June 2, 2012 9:49PM



A West Side man has been charged for allegedly hijacking a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point before he went to prom with his girlfriend.

Lorenzo Bracey, 20, was arrested at 7 p.m. Friday at a McDonald’s located in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt, Chicago police said.

Police said they found Bracey wearing a white tuxedo with white gym shoes. After they cuffed him and took him to a district station lockup, his upset girlfriend complained to police about how “her prom was ruined,” police said.

The carjacking occurred 9 a.m. Friday at a gas station in the 1200 block of South Independence Boulevard, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. Bracey allegedly approached the owner of a 1997 model Ford with a gun and took some money and the vehicle, O’Brien said.

Bracey, of the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, was charged with a series of firearms violations that include aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a loaded gun, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card.

Bracey also faces two drug charges— possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis.

A Cook County judge ordered Bracey held on $150,000 bail on Saturday.



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