POLICE BLOTTER: Unsatisfied Customer, Reckless Driver Freaks Out
Oak Lawn police reports, June 26 to June 28.
THURSDAY JUNE 28
Father Gets Upset With Store
Police responded to a disturbance call at the Discovery Zone, 6336 W. 95th St. around 9:06 p.m. An employee told police that a teenaged girl was inside the store trying on earrings while her father waited in the car. When the employee saw the girl put the earrings on her ears, she was told she could not try them on because of sanitary reasons, reports said. Her father came into the store and started yelling at the employee. He pulled out a large wad of cash out of his pocket and told employees that could buy the store. He also pointed his finger at the employee who complained about his daughter and used sexually explicit language. Afterward, he went outside and pointed at his license plate and challenged employees to call police. The employee copied down his license plate number and call 911. On the way to store, police said they received a call from the father who was making a cross complaint. He advised police that he was on I-294 and would contact them when he returned home. The employee said she felt violated and was concerned that she and her staff may be in danger, police said. She wanted to press charges for disorderly conduct. Police went to the father’s house but he wasn’t home.
TUESDAY JUNE 26
Man Charged With Reckless Driving
An Oak Forest man was charged with reckless driving when police spotted him speeding on the 5400 block of Franklin Avenue around 9:08 p.m., reports said. Police heard the sound of squealing tires and observed a black Chevy Malibu traveling at a high rate of speed. A man on the 9700 block of Warren Avenue told police that the car almost struck him when he went to put out his recycling bin. Police followed that car until it stopped on the 9800 block of South 54th Avenue. The driver, Scott O’Connor, 19, of the 14800 block of El Vista Avenue, in Oak Forest, was taken into custody. He was cited for reckless driving, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and squealing tires. Asked why he didn’t stop, police said that the passenger, an 18-year-old woman, told them, “I don’t know, I was freaking out. I know he’s scared of the police.” O’Connor is due in court on July 31.
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