Gunman clashes with Oak Brook residents: police

OAK BROOK, IL – A gunman is accused of claiming he worked for an energy company and demanding that a couple let him into their Oak Brook home early on Thanksgiving evening, authorities announced.

Sean Anderson, 24, of Westchester, was arrested for felony gun violence, attempted home invasion, attempted residential burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. His bail was set at $750,000.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, a resident of Glenoble Court in Oak Brook heard a knock on the back door. Thinking it was her husband, she opened it. She discovered that Anderson had opened the screen door, according to a press release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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Anderson then said he worked for an energy company and asked to be admitted, prosecutors said. She refused, closed the door and called her husband. When the husband arrived, Anderson, holding a gun, again said he was with the energy company and demanded to be let in, police said. When the husband refused, Anderson walked across the back yard toward Roosevelt Road, the statement said.

Officers caught him less than a quarter mile on Roosevelt Road near the Interstate 294 ramp. They noticed a loaded gun under Anderson as they rolled him from his stomach to his back, prosecutors said.

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Anderson is on parole for a 2018 carjacking in Cook County, police said.

“It is alleged that on Thanksgiving night, Mr. Anderson armed himself with a handgun and shattered the tranquility of an innocent couple’s Thanksgiving night.” DuPage County Attorney Robert Berlin said. “Fortunately, the owners were not physically harmed. I would like to remind owners not to open their doors to anyone they are not expecting or who does not have the proper credentials.”

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