‘Polite’ Armed Carjackers Shock Chicago, Thank Victim, Call Him Sir

A group of heavily armed carjackers shocked the citizens of Chicago when the “polite” crooks were caught on camera thanking their victim, calling him sir, and letting him keep his pizza.

The well-mannered carjackers were armed with a rifle and two handguns.

A man was walking in the Bridgeport neighborhood caring a pizza on Saturday when the carjackers exited a parked car while concealing their weapons and made their way toward the victim.

The victim walked unaware into an ambush as the carjackers circled him with weapons drawn.

The victim, 36, was walking in the 600 block of West 29th Street around 7:35 p.m., Chicago police said.

According to CWB Chicago, the robbery occurred two blocks from where another victim was robbed by a group of men armed with pistols and a rifle on January 5.

In the video below, you can hear the victim say “whooa” when the first hijacker pulls his gun.

What happens next shocked the city.

“You got keys?” one carjacker asks the victim before agreeing to hold the victim’s pizza so he could fish his keys out of his pocket.

“You good?” the carjacker asks after getting the keys as he returned the pizza to the victim.

“I’m good,” the victim said.

“All right, thank you,” said one carjacker.

“Thank you, sir,” said another carjacker.

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“You betcha,” said the victim.


No one knows why the carjackers were so polite, but after Lori Lightfoot told Chicagoans not to use cash if they didn’t want to get mugged during a recent debate, maybe the criminals think she is blaming the victims and feel they are in control.

Lightfoot said during the debate:

“We have been in Little Village working with street vendors, understanding what the nature of the crime is, making sure we’re doing things in concert with them to help them make sure that their money is secure, not use money (cash) if at all possible, use other forms of transactions to take care of themselves.”

Former CNN reporter Peter Nickeas said:

“It’s not really surprising the mayor’s counsel was for tamale vendors to not take cash, the city police social accounts offer advice to residents on avoiding being victimized.

“It’s city policy at this point to push that responsibility out to residents.

“I get the need to be pragmatic and realistic, I get that you gotta look out for number one and all that.

“But I think it reflects an acceptance of violence and disorder when the official line, from the agency tasked in part with public safety, is ‘don’t get got.’”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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