Father of Highland Park parade shooting suspect turns himself in to begin jail sentence

Robert Crimo Jr. shows up in shirt reading, 'I'm a political pawn' and 'Laws, facts, reality'

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Suspected Highland Park shooter's dad to begin jail sentence
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Robert Crimo Jr., the father of Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo III, turned himself in to begin his jail sentence on Wednesday.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Robert Crimo Jr., the father of the alleged Highland Park parade shooter, is now behind bars.

He turned himself in on Wednesday morning to begin a 60-day jail sentence, but not before the judge reprimanded him for violating court rules.

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Crimo Jr. arrived at the Lake County courthouse wearing a shirt with letters reading, "I'm a political pawn." The back said, "Laws, facts, reality."

He's charged with reckless conduct for helping his son, Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, get a firearm owners' ID.

There's no trial date yet for his son, who allegedly killed seven people and injured 50 others during Highland Park's Fourth of July parade in 2022.