Three men stole a booted SUV as it was being towed from a block in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Friday, police said.
The tow truck driver had hooked up the SUV around 3:45 a.m. in the 4300 block of Division Street, police said.
When he stopped at a red light near Kostner Avenue, three men got out of a white Kia that had been following the truck, police said. One of them pulled a gun and ordered the driver to unhook the SUV, police said.
He then got into the SUV and headed south on Kostner Avenue while the Kia traveled in the opposite direction, police said. No one was injured, police said.
The gunman was described only has having a pitchfork near his left eye. No one was reported in custody.