File this one under the “You can’t make this stuff up” category. Just a week after a 17-year old was shot dead for egging a Mercedes-Benz
in Atlanta, a Chicago car dealer was found in his Bentley with a loaded gun and his pants missing.
Eugene Bernshtam, 43, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and cited with indecent exposure and for not having a city firearm permit last week. He has since been ordered held on a $50,000 bond and a preliminary hearing has been set for later this week.
When police found him, Bernshtam was apparently trying to cover himself with a sweater because his pants were in the back seat. When asked why he was naked from the waist down, Bernshtam replied that he had just urinated in an alley. Note that this all took place at 11.20 am in the morning.
It was then that police noticed a handgun located in the passenger seat side pocket. Bernshtam explained that he needed it for added security when he is transferring large amounts of cash.
His car, incidentally, was a 2006 Bentley Continental GT.
[Chicago Sun Times