An Iowa man with a gun at a hotel in Chicago “did not startle.”


Chicago (AP) — Iowa man arrested by Chicago police Guns and ammunition in his hotel room Looking down on the beaches of Lake Michigan, police said, “I didn’t mean to surprise anyone,” police said they just forgot to remove the gun from their bag while packing for a trip to the city. Video shows.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Chief David Brown fire at a crowd at the Navy Pier through a hotel window after Keegan Castel was arrested for having a rifle with a laser sight and a pistol in a hotel room on a holiday weekend on July 4. I suggested that I was going to do it.

Casteel’s lawyer said these statements were groundless and spurred sensational media coverage while his client was in Chicago. Propose to his girlfriend, Do not launch a mass attack. He also suggested that weapons make a man in Ankeny, Iowa feel safer in a crime-prone city.

A message was left on Friday asking for comment from Castel’s lawyer, Jonathan Brayman, about the police body camera footage released Thursday.

The 32-year-old Castile was charged with two felony charges of illegal use of weapons after members of the W Hotels cleaning staff discovered weapons and ammunition. The prosecution said the grand jury would consider the case.

weapon Found in the window sill Photograph of a hotel room on the 12th floor of Castel with views of Ohio Street Beach and the main tourist attraction, Navy Pier.

“Why didn’t you leave your gun at home?” The responding police officer asks Castel in a police footage.

Casteel hurriedly packed up his luggage the night before leaving for Chicago with his girlfriend and children after his son was injured and hospitalized, so he forgot to remove all the guns from the shooting range bag. I answered.

He said he took the gun and ammunition out of the bag and placed them in a hotel room for use on the beach.

“I thought nothing would happen. I just left them there that day. I went to the beach. I came back. I went shopping,” Castile told executives and girlfriends. He added that he was planning to propose to.

“It’s my fault. I didn’t mean to surprise anyone. I understand 100% why I’m here. But, as I said, it’s honest with God’s accident,” Castile said. Said.

Casteel was released on bail of $ 10,000 after a judge reminded him that Chicago’s gun control was different from Iowa’s. He suggested that he be released from the police station.