I hope this isn’t the start of something. People can only take so much and when pushed too far they can snap.


“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”

James Arthur Baldwin

Lockport Man Tries to Blow Up Bank With Car

Man’s home was in foreclosure, witness says

The threat of a home foreclosure may have been the reason a southwest suburban Lockport man tried to blow up a bank with his car Friday night.

The man parked his car, which was rigged with explosives, outside the front entrance of the PNC Bank near 9th and Read streets in Lockport at about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Using a detonator, the man set off the explosives, blowing out the building’s doors and windows, the Herald News reported, citing authorities.

The bank was closed at the time and there weren’t any employees inside when the bomb went off.  No injuries have been reported.

The man was arrested at a nearby Speedway convenience store, said store employee Mary Craig.

“His house was foreclosed and his car repossessed,” she said.