A Chicago man was charged with theft of services after he left without paying his restaurant tab, reports said.
Oak Lawn Police were en route to Hooters at 9159 S. Cicero Ave., around 3:49 p.m. Oct. 16, when they learned that Hometown Police had detained a 49-year-old Chicago man identified as James Booker.
According to the report, Booker had ordered $12.69 worth of food and drinks at the restaurant. When the server gave Booker the bill, he left the restaurant without paying his tab. The general manager followed Booker outside in the parking lot.
Booker allegedly yelled at the general manager and accused him of hassling him because he was black, police said.
Police said that Booker drove out of the lot and the general manager went back inside to call 911.
Hometown Police stopped the Chicago man in the 4300 block of Southwest Highway. The general manager was brought to the scene where he positively identified Booker, police said.
Booker was charged with one count of theft of services. His next court appearance is Dec. 6 at Bridgeview.