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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Man Brandishes Firearm During Road Rage Incident

On March 13, 2023, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 176 and Fairfield Road, unincorporated Wauconda, for a report of a reckless driver.  The victim, a 53-year-old man, reported another driver, identified as Anthony J. Delorto, 37, of the 1400 block of Challenge Road, Batavia, didn’t allow him to merge as the two traveled eastbound.

As the two proceeded east following the merge, Delorto produced a firearm and waived it at the victim.  The victim called 911 to report the incident.  Delorto was seen pulling into a business in the 28700 block of North Route 83, unincorporated Mundelein.  Mundelein Police Officers responded and located Delorto.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and placed Delorto into custody for his actions.  The pistol brandished by Delorto was recovered from Delorto’s vehicle.  

After reviewing the facts and circumstances of the incident the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges:

Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)

Aggravated Assault (Class A Misdemeanor)

Disorderly Conduct (Class C Misdemeanor) 

Delorto was processed at the Lake County Jail and released on a $1,500.00 Recognizance Bond.  He is due back in court on March 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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