Police Botter: Accidental Caning, Handicap Space Squabble and More
Oak Lawn police reports from July 5 though July 12.
THURSDAY JULY 12
Man Claims Caning Was Accident
A 70-year-old woman signed a battery complaint against an Oak Lawn man who police said hit her in the head with a cane, police said. The woman said she found a man identified as Donald G. Henry, 52, sleeping her garage on the 5700 block of West 89th Street. When she woke Henry up and told him to leave, police said he hit the woman on the side of the head with his cane. The officer noticed a red swollen bump on the woman’s head and called the Oak Lawn Fire Department. Henry allegedly told police that when he was leaving he lost his balance and accidentally hit the woman on the head with his cane. He was arrested and taken to the Oak Lawn Police Department. Henry resides on the 5500 block of West Oakdale Drive.
A 2010 black Ford Mustang was reported missing from Hawk Ford at 6100 W. 95th St. An employee said he last saw the car parked on the lot on July 7. When he returned to work on July 9, he couldn’t find the car. The employee said the keys were inside the car, which is valued at $22,500. The Mustang was reported missing on July 12.
THURSDAY JULY 5
Man Yells at Disabled Woman for Parking in Handicapped Space
A 33-year-old woman was left “visibly shaken” after a man questioned her parking in the handicapped spot in a lot in the 8700 block of South Ridgeland Ave. around 5:38p.m. The woman told police she was disabled and was parking in the handicapped space when the man arrived. She was walking toward the dollar store when she noticed a man in his mid-thirties nearby. Police said he began questioning her about parking in the handicapped space and did believe she was disabled. She ignored the man and went into store but noticed him looking into her car in the parking lot. The woman called police and to see if her car had been vandalized, but there was no damage. Police said the man became belligerent and called the woman a hillbilly. When she told him the police were on their way, the man entered a late model, black jeep. As the jeep drove away from the scene, the man said, “Yeah, b----, take down my plate number.” Police said the man left before they arrived.
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