Intoxicated Man Kicks Out Cop Car Window, Police Say
Osama Jihad Zeidan, of Oak Lawn, is charged with felony criminal damage to state-supported property. Police say window was rendered inoperable.
An Oak Lawn man with a history of “fighting with police and a combative demeanor” was charged with felony criminal damage to property after he kicked out the rear passenger window in a village police car, reports said.
Oak Lawn police responded to Advocate Christ Medical Center at 4440 W. 95th St. around 1:05 a.m. Sept. 18 to assist hospital security officers. When police arrived, a man identified as Osama Jihad Zeidan, 34, was being detained in handcuffs, according to the report.
Zeidan came to the hospital seeking medical treatment for an old wound to his foot. Police said while waiting to be seen by a doctor, Zeidan kept leaving and coming back to the waiting room. Zeidan was allegedly intoxicated on his last return to the waiting room, where he began yelling at a nurse.
Hospital security arrived and as they talked to Zeidan, police said he balled up his fists in an “aggressive manner.”
A security officer pushed Zeidan’s arms down, and Zeiden responded by shoving the security officer in the chest with both hands, reports said.
After Zeidan was placed in the back seat of an Oak Lawn police car, police said Zeiden knocked the rear passenger window off its track with two kicks, making it inoperable.
He was removed from the squad car and placed in a police wagon, where he was driven to the Oak Lawn police station. Police verbally read Zeiden his consitutitional rights. Due to his level of intoxication and history of fighting with police, the officer did not offer him a pen to sign a waiver of his rights.
The Cook County assistant state’s attorney approved one felony count of criminal damage to state supported property. Zeiden was also charged with misdemeanor battery.
He was being held pending a bond hearing.
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