A Chicago man is being held without bond in the Cook County Jail, charged with threatening an employee at the downtown Burger King in Evanston with a gun.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the incident happened about 1:30 a.m. on June 28 at the restaurant at 1740 Orrington Ave.

A 33-year-old restaurant employee told officers responding to a disorderly conduct call that a man had displayed a handgun and threatened him after he told him not to enter the women’s bathroom.

The man fled the restaurant as the employee was calling 911.

Glew says the employee gave officers a description of the man and his vehicle and the direction in which he drove off.

Other officers stopped a car matching the description at Chicago Avenue and Davis Street and found a 9 MM Ruger Security handgun inside.

Glew says the driver, Yonatan Wondimu, 38, of the 7600 block of East Lake Terrace, was driving on a suspended license. He had a firearm owners ID card but did not have a concealed carry license.

He’s now charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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