Hooters Smack Down on a Saturday Night
An off-duty, Oak Lawn cop moonlighting as a security guard at the Cicero Avenue Hooters requests back-up for help with unruly patrons.
A Chicago couple was charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct when the two became involved in a fracas at the Oak Lawn Hooters restaurant on Oct. 16.
An Oak Lawn police officer moonlighting as a security guard at the Hooters restaurant at 9159 S. Cicero Ave. radioed for help when the man would not leave the restaurant after he began swearing at a Hooters employee, according to a police report.
Antonio Galtney, 23, of the 500 block of East 51st Street, was charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct.
Jessyca Daughtery, 23, of the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard, was charged with battery.
The fracas started late in the evening shift when a restaurant employee picked Galtney's jacket off the crowded restaurant floor. Seeing this, Galtney told the employee, "Get your hands off my f------- jacket."
Told that his jacket was lying on the floor, Galtney began yelling profanities at the employee, the police report said. When the employee ordered Galtney to leave, Galtney got up and yelled in his face, according to the off-duty cop who then intervened.
Galtney sat down and refused to budge. The off-duty cop grabbed Galtney's arm and tried to escort him from the restaurant. Galtney shoved the cop several times, trying to pull away, police said.
The off-duty cop radioed for police backup and was able to get Galtney out of the restaurant. While doing so, the off-duty cop felt someone jump on his back.
When village police arrived on the scene, the off-duty cop was struggling with Galtney, while Daughtery was jumping on his back, police said.
Arriving officers pulled Daughtery from the off-duty cop's back, causing her to fall on the ground. Police were then able to take Galtney into custody.
The off-duty cop signed a battery complaint against Galtney and Daughtery. The employee signed complaints for disorderly conduct and assault against Galtney.
The couple was warned not to return to Hooters or they would face additional charges for trespassing. Both posted bail and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 17.
Hooters is providing security video of the incident.