Man Who Tried to Damage Naperville Egg Harbor Pleads Guilty

From the U.S. Attorney:

Man Pleads Guilty to Using Explosive Device in Attempt to Damage Suburban Chicago Restaurant

CHICAGO — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for using an explosive device in an attempt to damage a suburban Chicago restaurant last year.

On June 1, 2021, DIEGO VARGAS threw a lit explosive device through the window of Egg Harbor Cafe in Naperville, Ill., resulting in two explosions. 

Vargas, 26, of Aurora, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of maliciously attempting to damage and destroy a building by means of an explosive device. 

The charge is punishable by a minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a maximum of 20 years.  U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo set sentencing for Sept. 2, 2021. 

The guilty plea was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.  The Naperville Police Department and Aurora Police Department provided valuable assistance.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Barry Jonas and Kate McClelland.


In addition to the restaurant incident, Vargas admitted in a plea agreement that a night earlier he tried to steal cash from an ATM in Aurora. 

Vargas admitted that he struck the ATM with a baseball bat and a metal pole from a street sign to try and pry it open. 

The ATM, located in the drive-through area of a First Midwest Bank branch in the first block of South Broadway, held more than $50,000 at the time of the attempted theft.


Man Who Tried to Damage Naperville Egg Harbor Pleads Guilty — 5 Comments

  1. Should not be a problem in our nation. An “explosive device”. Yeah. Back around 1969-1971 there were US terrorists named Bill and Bernadine who bombed buildings for their so-called “cause”. The lady was on the federal bureau most wanted list. She went underground. But, BUT, things turned out well for this famous duo. They both ended up being teachers at Chicago area colleges. Imagine that. You want you children in a classroom with these terrorists?

  2. To add to the 8:49 PM post, the couple, Bill and Bernadine helped Barak Hussein Obama get started in politics.

  3. Bred you are spot on once again.

    If a protestor in DC on Jan 6th had a firecracker in his pocket, he’d be charged with 50 crimes.

    But this actual crook is only looking at five.

    Tells you who is really running he show.

  4. Another Marxist terrorist of color struggling against the oppression of Whitey’s
    institutionalized political system, no doubt.
    I’m sure idiots like Porkboy who populate this blog would approve.

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