Chicago police under fire after ‘bait truck’ used to lure thieves

Video posted on social media last week showed residents confronting police officers about a white unmarked truck.

You entrapped me!

Activists say it was filled with designer shoes and left partially open to entrap groups of young people.

But the police say the truck was used to target thieves who had been breaking into freight containers at a rail yard.

“At the end of the day, just because it’s out there and it’s not yours, that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to take it,” police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference on Thursday.