Police Arrest 7 in Hooters Brawl

Police say people were screaming, fighting and running in all directions when they arrived.

were dispatched to Hooters for a large fight in progress in the parking lot on Dec. 27.

When police arrived around 11:40 p.m., people were screaming, fighting and running in all directions. Patrick Walker, 20, was lying on the ground as Sheilia Ross, 48, stood over Walker repeatedly striking him, police said.

“Due to the hectic nature of the scene,” the report said, a police officer was forced to perform an emergency takedown of Ross so she could be taken into custody.

After the parking lot was secured, seven people were taken into police custody.

According to the report, Walker told police that he “saw his boys in trouble, so I started throwing swings at anyone.”

Ross told police that she was punched in the face and “I needed to defend myself. That’s when police showed up and put us all in handcuffs,” police said.

The manager of Hooters signed complaints for disorderly conduct for the seven people in police custody.

Police determined that Walker, of Chicago, was the alleged aggressor and he was charged with an additional count of battery. He is due in court on Feb. 23 at the Bridgeview Court House.

Those charged with disorderly conduct are:

  • Sheilia Ross, 48, of Chicago
  • Dominique L. Gaddis, 19, of Calumet Park
  • Armantia B. Curtis, 23, of Chicago
  • Quintin M. Watson, 26, of Chicago
  • Diontay Causey, 23, of Chicago
  • Diec D Balark, 18, of Chicago

They are also due in court on Feb. 23. Police said they found a pipe at the scene but are still unsure if this was part of the fighting. Several other “combatants” fled the parking lot before responding officers could secure the scene.

Glen Kato January 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I agree Anthony. We have enough local goofs screwing up the neighborhood.
Dave W. January 04, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Like your answer better, Glen...where are these comments when it is something like the brawl a few years ago between off-duty Cook County cops and local police after a wedding in Countryside? Alcohol makes people stupid, large crowds and long lines contribute to bad attitudes, etc...We needn't pretend that Oak Lawnians are without incident...if that was the case, we could just close the borders and not need a police department at all, right?


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