Chicago man whose store was looted twice in 40 days plans to sue the city

by Peter Heck · Aug 17th, 2020 8:23 am

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Walid Mouhammad, a Chicago convenience store owner, has announced his intention to sue the city of Chicago for its failure to protect his business from looters twice in the last 40 days.

After riots in May left his store plundered and ravaged, Mouhammad spent $300,000 to make repairs, including the replacement of a steel door. Last week, looters again targeted his business, ripping out the door, running off with merchandise, and robbing an ATM.

Both times, Mouhammad said he called the police and they did not respond. In the most recent riots, the convenience store owner said he stood and watched his business be ransacked for 25 minutes waiting for the police to show up.

"This is the second time," Mouhammad told local news. "I've been open for just 40 days, so who will be responsible for this?"

? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to reaffirm her commitment to holding the rioters accountable for their crimes.


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