Serial egg thrower fired from job after Chicago Facebook group tracks him down
The suspected culprit has been fired from his job after a Facebook group managed to track the truck being used in the attacks to a business on the Southwest Side.
The alleged egg thrower’s now-former employer tells ABC7 it was “unaware” that its deliver “driver was engaged in this unauthorized conduct.”
Charges have not yet been filed.
The Facebook group called Chicago Egg Hunters claims over 500 members, some of them with stories of egg attacks as far back as February.
The group was founded by Moshe Tamssot who says it was able to track down the truck and, he hopes, provide an example of how a community can fight back.
“Understand there are other people on the other end who are watching,” he said.
Tamssot said he was asked by someone in his West Loop group about smashed eggs on the street. Tamssot said he realized he had been seeing smashed eggs too.
“I’m like, where are these eggs coming from?” he said.
He reached out to other virtual neighborhood groups, collecting information on dozens of such attacks tied to a delivery truck going back two years.
Soon he had a photo of the truck’s license plate and tracked the truck to the Southwest Side. He recruited volunteers who scouted the area and found the truck parked in a business lot.
On Monday, he was on the phone with the store’s manager, who he said promised him to speak to his delivery truck drivers and discipline them.
The store manager told the Sun-Times the truck belongs to his company but has been parked, unused, in the store’s lot for the past month.
The manager said he hires many short-term employees to make deliveries and has no way to prove who may have thrown eggs.
The manager – who the Sun-Times isn’t naming because neither he nor his employees have been charged – said he hasn’t been contacted by police but would cooperate.
ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)