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Teen arrested after stray bullet found in neighbor's microwave

An Albany Park teen was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, among other offenses, after he allegedly fired a bullet through a neighbor's window and into her microwave, county prosecutors said.

Anthony Mendoza, a.k.a "Lil Ant," 18, was crouching in an alley by his home in the 5000 block of North Spaulding Avenue, the police report said, when police responded to a report of shots fired nearby. Mendoza fled, but reappeared on his porch where he shouted at police, referencing to a local gang faction, "[Bleep] you, [bleeps]! This is for the almighty King nation!" He was arrested Tuesday night after police detained him and learned he was carrying a handgun stolen from the Springfield Armory.

A 20-year-old woman who lived nearby told police she heard a loud noise in her kitchen and saw a small hole had been made in her window and microwave. When officers inspected the microwave they found a bullet that they believe had been fired from Mendoza's gun.

The police report said Mendoza appeared intoxicated when he was transported to the police station. Mendoza was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Thursday afternoon and ordered held on a $55,000  bond.

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