It was a bad weekend to eat fast food in Chicago, as two strangely violent events occurred on opposite sides of the city. Shootings are sadly common in some parts of town, but on Saturday a man threw a Molotov cocktail through the drive-thru window of a Burger King in Humboldt Park. For those not up on their improvised incendiary weapons, the homemade device features a bottle filled with a flammable liquid. Luckily, it malfunctioned and didn’t ignite when it crashed into the wall. No one was hurt, and the man responsible for the arson attempt was quickly arrested. He is currently being held on $450,000 bond. But that wasn’t the only horrible act this weekend.
On Friday, a 16-year-old boy was seriously wounded in an attack at a McDonald’s in Evanston. Apparently, an unidentified man entered the restaurant and opened fire on the boy, causing a “chaotic scene.” No one has been arrested in the attack, but as many as five people “were being questioned.” A handgun was recovered nearby.
Man allegedly threw Molotov cocktail at Burger King [Chicago Tribune]
Teen wounded in Evanston restaurant shooting
[Chicago Breaking News]