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updated: 2/7/2012 5:30 PM

Addison tattoo session ends in robbery, shooting, authorities say

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  • Dale L. Flagg

    Dale L. Flagg


A Naperville man who offered to tattoo another man for $150 instead robbed and shot his would-be client, authorities said.

Dale L. Flagg, 22, of the 1100 block of Whispering Hills Drive, was being held in DuPage County jail Tuesday on $500,000 bail. He is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Flagg arranged to tattoo the victim -- a 19-year-old Villa Park man -- for $150 at a residence in Addison on Sunday, prosecutors said. When the victim arrived about 9 p.m., he was ordered at gunpoint to "strip and hand over his money," Assistant State's Attorney Augusta Clarke said in court.

Police said an altercation ensued as the victim began to disrobe. Flagg shot the teen in the leg as he tried to escape, according to police.

Court records say the victim was shot with a handgun of unknown caliber. Flagg was arrested when he returned to Naperville, authorities said.

Detective Cmdr. Joe Maranowicz of Addison police said the victim and shooter did not know each other but had arranged to meet through a third party. He said the victim was treated at a hospital and released, and the investigation is ongoing.

Clarke said Flagg had prior cases involving guns and drugs, and has served time in prison. Judge Elizabeth Sexton ordered him to have no contact with the victim.

Flagg would have to post $50,000 to bond out of jail. He is scheduled to appear Feb. 14 in front of Judge Kathryn Creswell.

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