Homan Square

Man Arrested for Trying to Steal Car at Gas Station, Then Return It as Officers Talked to Victim

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A man was arrested after he tried to steal a car at gunpoint from a Homan Square gas station Tuesday, then returned to the scene half an hour later as police were talking to the victim.

Darrell Mitchell, 20, was taken into custody after he was identified by the victim as the man who approached him in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road and tried to take his car, firing a shot as he fled, police said.

Mitchell returned to the scene about 30 minutes later, police said.

He was charged with attempted vehicle hijacking, aggravated discharge of a firearm and attempted robbery.  He was due in bond court Wednesday.

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