A woman who pointed at her nametag on her hat and said she’d be “back later” for money after trying to rob a Marquette Park sno-cone stand at knifepoint made good her promise and was arrested.
Cook County Criminal Court Judge Maria Kuriakos-Cesil set bail today at
$250,000 for Lynette Johnson, 45, who is charged with two counts of felony
attempted armed robbery.
The victims, a 62-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman, were selling
sno-cones, corn, and mangoes about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marquette Park near the
7100 block of South California Avenue when Johnson confronted them and demanded
they give her money.
Johnson, of the 3000 block of West 71stStreet, then pulled a red handled
knife with a 6-inch blade from their cart and “poked’’ one of them in the
stomach, but did not break the skin.
When the other woman became “irate” and told Johnson she was going to call
the police on her, Johnson fled saying that she would “come back later’’ for
cash and pointed to the back of her baseball cap which had the name Lynette
printed on it.
The victims flagged down a CTA bus driver to call police and Johnson was
positively identified by both victims