June 20, 2011

Sergio Chaves Thought He Was The Bomb

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Evanston, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - Sergio Chaves, a 19-year-old Chicago man was jailed Sunday after he allegedly planted a bomb at a police station, then called the detectives to report the bomb hoping to receive a reward.

According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Chaves reportedly placed a bomb into a garbage can behind the Evanston Police building Saturday night. He then called the station and reported the bomb, informing police of his name so they could promptly issue him a reward for the tip he provided.

Investigators say the explosive device was made up of fireworks, glass, nails and a fuse.

Chaves told police that a drug dealer had planted the bomb, however, the details of Chaves story didn't add up, according to police.

Chaves was booked into jail and charged with one felony count of possession of an unregistered explosive device. He also faces federal charges of attempted bombing of public safety officials.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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