CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old Back of the Yards woman faces weapons charges after she was stopped by Chicago Police as she pushed a baby stroller with a rifle, handgun and ammunition inside early Monday morning.
Yarisma Martinez lived a few blocks down from a house in the 4500 block of South Hermitage, where a police surveillance camera spotted a man firing a rifle on the street around midnight, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The camera showed 18-year-old Martinez and another woman arriving at the house soon after, carrying a bag as they entered the house. The pair left the house, this time pushing a stroller and carrying a diaper bag.
Police stopped Martinez as she pushed the stroller south down South Wood Street and asked her if she had any weapons, according to a police report. Martinez directed the officer to look in the stroller, the report said.