Man Charged with Carjacking on Prom Night, Girlfriend Not Happy

Girlfriend said police ruined her prom

Saturday, Jun 2, 2012  |  Updated 6:52 PM CDT
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Man Charged with Carjacking on Prom Night

Lorenzo Bracey was arrested at a McDonald's on his way to prom.

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A West Side man has been charged after he allegedly hijacked a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point on his way to prom with his girlfriend.

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

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 be held on $150,000 bail on Saturday.

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