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Group Busted for Celebrating Bears Victory with Gunfire: Police

Two men and a woman, who admitted they'd been drinking, were arrested for firing a 9mm gun at a berm while a 9-year-old boy stood by, Joliet police said.

Casandra Metroz
Casandra Metroz
Three people who celebrated the Bears' season-opener with a few cocktails and few gun rounds shot at a nearby berm were arrested on firearms charges Sunday, Joliet police said.

A Roth Drive homeowner called police at about 6:15 p.m. when they heard gunshots east of their house and found a bullet hole in their siding, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. As officers were getting the details, they heard more shots being fired and traced them to a home at 1411 Prairie Creek Drive, he said.


There, they found two men sitting in lawn chairs and a woman and a 9-year-old boy sitting on a porch, Roechner said.

The adults admitted they had been drinking and decided to celebrate the Bears' 24-21 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals by taking turns firing a 9mm handgun into a berm, he said.

Police recovered 20 spent shells from the area, he said.

Daniel A. Borowiec, 33, who lives at the Prairie Creek house, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of ammunition without an FOID card and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

Casandra D. Metroz, 33, who also lives at 1411 Prairie Creek and is the mother of the 9-year-old boy, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and endangering the life/health of a child.

Jeffrey M. Jalley, 31, of 9306 W. 141st Place, Orland Park, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition without an FOID card.

All three are being held in the Will County jail.
john junker September 09, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Why do Americans live for sports ? No wonder the government crooks get away with all the corruption, no one is paying attention !
Boogeyman September 09, 2013 at 07:15 PM
These animals should be sterilized and they were drinking and firing guns around a kid boy I tell you more decent law abiding white citizens
Nicholson September 09, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Got to love drunk dumb Americans and their sports, take their jobs, rights and houses away but don't you dare touch their alcohol and sports.
RosieMckenna September 09, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Yee haw ! More "responsible" gun owners :(
anonymous September 09, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Gunshots rang out like a bell- I grabbed my 9 all I heard were shells falling on the concrete real fast -jumped in my car - slammed on the gas. @Chris- is your problem with the whole US Constitution or just the parts you and our fascist govt don't like?
Adam September 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Well they are over there again right now lots of them. What now?
John Roberts September 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Driving your car with a little vibration,shaking,shimmy in your steering wheel with your kids in the car is more dangerous than this.A simple $12 part can kill your whole family and cause your car to start on fire...most of the time that's that little shimmy,...Kids these days know more about the guns than police do,Call of Duty hell my boy can name every gun on that game,when we wnt down south and he was shooting a 9mm that jammed he unharmed the gun,and continued to fire it..He is 13 ..there are kids that been shooting since they were 5 and 6 most of the time that's how ya ended up with the gun to shoot at that age....a drunk uncle,cousin,aunt hand you the damn thing just to see how you do...after ya been picking up all the shells all day while they were shooting....
whiteminority September 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM
NO F.o.i.d CARD ,What are they trying to be like the overpaid illiterate NFL players that can get away with shooting stuff or people or were they just trying to blend in on the eastside. at least they didn't rob or kill anybody ! that kid should learn how to shoot ,from someone who knows the responsibility and safety that goes along with owning a firearm.
Jax September 10, 2013 at 06:25 AM
Idiots..they all three look like they are not playing with full decks...lets celebrate rich thugs in the NFL shoot a gun endanger a child ..Hey goof balls any of them Bears you were celebrating gonna help pay for the legal fees your gonna have..Joliet folks gotta love em
jimbob11 September 10, 2013 at 06:46 AM
Just 4 more months and all 3 of them will be able to get their concealed carry permits. YEE HA!!!!!
Tony September 10, 2013 at 08:34 AM
Can't wait for cary and conceal, with idiots like this roaming the streets you won't be able to leave your house.
Tony September 10, 2013 at 08:37 AM
The Bears have won thier first game for several years now and what good did it do. If you are a bears fan you should have placed the gun to your head.
RosieMckenna September 10, 2013 at 08:50 AM
@ anonymous move away from the keyboard slowly and pick up the meds .
53 Resident September 10, 2013 at 09:48 AM
WELL ISN'T THAT JUST F'NG GREAT...BUNCH OF DUMBASS REDNECK DRUNKS..HOPE THEY THROW THE BOOK AT THEM !!!
They Don't Get It September 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
I don't see what the uproar is about. Kids are in danger or killed everyday in the white community. The only problem is the killers names are mommy and daddy. Let's not be so foolish to believe this is the first time this has happened. I've been saying that fools and crime come in all races.
anonymous September 10, 2013 at 01:08 PM
@Chris- slowly move away from the keyboard and start licking the US govt's jackboots.
Jimmy Magoo September 10, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Nothing to do with gun control, FOID, OR BOOZE.....the blame goes to the irresponsible adults, end of story...shove your PC up your arse!!
Herc September 10, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Idiots having fun!

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