Cop Carjacker: "I Didn't Want to Walk Home"

“I was walking home and I was very cold"

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    A teen was ordered held on $250,000 bond Monday for allegedly carjacking and punching an off-duty Chicago Police officer Sunday night in the South Chicago neighborhood on the Southeast Side. He reportedly told police he did it because he was cold.
     
    George Floyd, 17, of the 8200 block of South Marquette Avenue, is charged  with vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated fleeing, according to police. All the charges are felonies.

    Floyd was also ticketed for driving without a license and failure to stop at two stop signs, according to police.

    He appeared in bond court Monday and was ordered held on $250,000 bond, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman Andy Conklin. Floyd will appear for a preliminary hearing Dec. 14 in Far South Felony Court (Br. 38).

    At 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the off-duty officer was behind the wheel of a silver 2002 Chevrolet van when  Floyd allegedly demanded her keys at 1505 E. 86th St., according to police. There were no passengers in the van.

    During the carjacking, Floyd allegedly struck the officer in the face and body with his fist, according to police. It was not known immediately if she was taken to a hospital.

    He allegedly took off in the van, leading police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a parked car at 8808 S. Houston Ave., where he was arrested at 9:35 p.m., according to police.

    “He was going in and out of traffic, losing officers and went eastbound to Houston and then northbound -- avoiding a police car that was cutting him off,’’ one officer said of the chase.

    Floyd allegedly told police, “I was walking home and I was very cold. I didn’t want to walk home,’’ the officer said.

    Floyd was not armed, according to a South Chicago District captain. Calumet Area detectives are investigating.