CHICAGO (TCD) -- An 18-year-old Loyola University student got turned in to the police by his mother after he allegedly robbed a train conductor at gunpoint.
Metra Police, which oversees protecting the city’s commuter trains, said on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 2:07 p.m., a passenger pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and "announced a robbery." The suspect allegedly stole money from the conductor and fled on foot as the train pulled into the Van Buren Street Station. Photos from the train and the station show a man wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt, black parka, black gaiter, and white sneakers.
Metra Police confirmed the next day that a suspect was arrested in Calumet City overnight.
According to NewsNation Now, the suspect, Zion Brown, reportedly said he stole the money because he was hungry and wanted to "buy a snack before his next university lecture." Brown’s mother reportedly recognized him in the photos and drove him to the police station to turn himself in.