Isaiah Malailua

Chicago Police

Man Suspected Of Stealing NYPD SWAT Gear Arrested In Chicago

March 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm

CHICAGO (1010 WINS) -- A man suspected of stealing SWAT gear from the NYPD is under arrest in Chicago.

Authorities said Isaiah Malailua, 21, was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a loaded handgun when he was taken into custody at Union Station – Chicago’s busiest train station – on Friday.

Malailua was also carrying a bag that contained items with NYPD SWAT patches. The NYPD has not yet said how he got them.

Malailua is charged with unlawful use of a weapon for allegedly wearing body armor, and was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Cook County , Illinois Criminal Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. was quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times, “This is troubling, to say the least, in light of what’s happening in our country.”