Criminals aren’t usually known for their intelligence (they did choose a life of crime after all). Four would be robbers in Illinois probably thought they had a pretty good plan in place when they decided to lure a pizza delivery guy to an abandoned property and rob him. However, you know what they say about the best laid plans.
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The four would be robbers placed a call in to a Chicago area pizza place and placed an order to be delivered to an abandoned property, where they were lying in wait.
However, the bad guys didn’t know that this particular establishment was owned by the seven season NFL linebacker and current Illinois State Senator Napoleon Harris III. Despite being out of the NFL, Harris is still a solid 6’3″ tall and over 250lbs of muscle.
Due to his other employees being busy that night, Harris, who was in the shop taking care of some other business, decided to take the delivery himself. When he arrived at the address, that’s when the three robbers attempted to attack and rob him.
‘They put a chokehold on the senator, but to no avail,’ Sean Howard, a spokesman for both Senator Harris and the local police department, said. ‘They were really trying to choke him to death, and he was just too strong. He out-powered all four of them.’
‘As they were all beating on him, one guy just went out of his way and really hit him hard, and Napoleon never moved.
‘He just looked at him like Hulk Hogan, and from that the guys knew that we better get out of here, because we can’t get this guy down.’
The attempted robbers ended up fleeing the scene, but Harris gave chase and was able to relay the location of the suspects to law enforcement officers. The suspects ended up abandoning their vehicle. However, that vehicle turned out to be owned by a man that was murdered in the state of Georgia.
Due to information Harris provided about the suspects and the vehicle recovered, police knew who they were looking for and were able to arrest three of the suspects in Georgia and one in Indiana in the following days. Three of the suspects are also suspected of homicide.
These men (first 3 pics) are accused of trying rob Sen. Harris–Also, charged in the homicide of Lester Jones (last pic) in Georgia. pic.twitter.com/SNLhmxUso1
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) September 22, 2016
The would be robbers and possible murderers likely got off light. Harris is a concealed carrier and normally carries a firearm. However, he said he wasn’t carrying that day because he was driving his children around and prefers not to have firearms around them.