Accused Drunk Driver Threatens To Give Police West Nile Virus

Man claims that Evergreen Park mayor's illness "was no accident," police say.

Oak Lawn police charged a 47-year-old man with driving under the influence and resisting arrest after he threatened police during a traffic stop, reports said.

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Detectives observed a white Mercury Cougar drifting across the lanes on the 9800 block of Cicero Avenue around 10:10 p.m. Sept. 4.  When the car changed lanes and made a right turn on to Southwest Highway without signaling, police curbed the car at Southwest and Kenton Avenue, reports said.

When detectives approached the car, the driver, identified as Kurt. J Dangel, of the 5600 block of Edge Lake Drive, rolled his window down three inches. Police said the detectives detected a strong odor of alcohol and observed a glass in the back seat of the car. The front seat was also wet.

Asked if he had been drinking, Dangel allegedly replied that he had “one beer.” Police said that Dangel admitted to being arrested in June by Evergreen Park police for possession of a controlled sustance.

According to the report, Dangel said without prompting: “They put a fake bag of crack on me, they knew it b---s---.”

When asked to get out of the car, police said Dangel got out and began to act “irritated and angry.” 

Dangel allegedly said, “Evergreen Park police f------ with me and you see what happened to them, right? You think their mayor got West Nile virus by accident?”

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Farrell September 18, 2012 at 08:35 PM
...and I think to myself, "what a wonderful world"
BloodOfJesus September 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM
At first, I'm thinking... can this individual really concocted the West Nile Virus. Is he a mad chemist/scientist? I'm in Pharmacy and respect the CDC, epidemiology, govermental enforcement, bioterrorism, etc....I say, this individual.... No. Wishing evil on others is so sinful beyond a reason of a doubt. I always forwarn people; watch out wishing others hurt, damage, illness, distruction... In my belief, we are in God's playground. God is loving, but will humble someone even to the point of turning them over to the devil. His threats are disturbing and worth it for the Police and authorities to have him analyzed. Some of the alcohol "talking" exhibits just part of this behavior but this individual needs thorough mental health assessment with a Psychiatrist, etc. I just pray to God so much for this world. Thank You God for our Police Officers, may God Bless You all. We need You more then EVER.


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