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Man Armed with Gun Robbed White Castle on Route 59: Police

Joliet police say Kenneth Gutschick donned a face mask before forcing employees to turn over $285.

Kenneth Gutschick. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Kenneth Gutschick. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A man wearing a mask and armed with a gun stole $285 from the White Castle restaurant on Route 59, Joliet police said.

Kenneth Gutschick, 23, of 5316 Maple Glen Drive, Plainfield, was arrested and charged with armed robbery Thursday for the stickup, which took place at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report in the Joliet Herald News.

Employees said Gutschick came into the 2231 S. Route 59 restaurant, told them he forgot his wallet and returned dressed in the mask and carrying the gun, the story said. They were able to give police a description of Gutschick and the license plate on his car, which they found a block away from his home, police told the paper. 

Police towed the vehicle and then interviewed Gutschick after he called to report it stolen, the story said. After speaking to the woman that Gutschick said he was with the night before, they took him into custody, the story said.

Gutschick is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Verbal Sniper November 30, 2013 at 07:23 AM
Life ruined over $285.
Nicole November 30, 2013 at 09:16 AM
It appears and sounds like Plainfield has another heroin addict on there hands
joe November 30, 2013 at 09:26 AM
I think he qualifies for the newest cast member for Dumb, and Dumber.
Chris Villarreal November 30, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Looks like we've got another Marijuana addict desperate to get "high". Mary Jane fever, we used to call it.
Ol Gregg November 30, 2013 at 04:38 PM
How do you guys even know its drugs. What if he has a baby. You dont know. Quit blaming drugs for bs because it doesn't say anything about drugs. What if he was just desperate. People these days. Get your facts straight. Its not ok what he did at all but don't assume.
Jofield Joker December 01, 2013 at 08:43 AM
@Ol Gregg, if he needed money to feed his starving baby why didn't he just sell his gun?
Mayhem December 01, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Or get a damn JOB?!
anissaphuckyofacee December 03, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Anyone who has actually known and dealt with this loser for years knows that he's a junkie. Hes on heroin. Although I pray that he wakes the f@#$ up all who assumed he's on drugs were correct. Dont feel sorry for him one bit.
anissaphuckyofacee December 03, 2013 at 04:29 PM
And to chris... marijuana addict? Seriously? Wtf kind of drugs are you on to make you think that marijuana addicts rob white castles?! Lmfao
Katie N December 23, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Yea n if u know anything about addiction marijuana has nothing in it that gets u addicted. U can't get addicted to weed. It's all in your head. U might wanna smoke it everyday but if u did n then stopped u will not withdrawl like opiates. But anyways who the hell cares anyways if he was on drugs or not.. Most of Plainfield is on drugs these days. Hes stupid so now he has to b in jail which is a great way to get him off heroine!
Tim Riola December 26, 2013 at 06:21 PM
I don't care if he needed to feed the baby Jesus, you don't rob a business or anyone ever. No one should be defending this kid.

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