Report: Ex-Metra official sought $2K from 'Source Code'

April 14, 2011 7:20:38 AM PDT
A former Metra official is reportedly under investigation for attempting to shake down the production crew of the movie "Source Code."

Many of the scenes of the movie starring Jake Gyllenhall and Michelle Monaghan take place on a Metra train and at a Metra station.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Metra official attempted to extort $2,000 from the film's local production supervisor.

Metra removed the official from his post after learning of the allegation.

The report says Metra's private security firm is investigating. No criminal charges have been filed against the official.