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POLICE BLOTTER: Hollering At Hooters, TGIF Dine and Dash

Oak Lawn Police reports Feb. 4 through Feb. 9.


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9

‘Not Using His Indoor Voice’

An Oak Forest man was charged with disorderly conduct for hollering inside of Hooters and frightening the staff, reports said.

Oak Lawn Police were summoned to the restaurant at 9159 S. Cicero Ave. around 9:25 p.m. Feb. 9, to deal with an alleged unruly customer.

Officers greeted a man later identified as Joseph Mena, 52, in the parking lot.

According to the report, Mena was extremely intoxicated when he arrived at Hooters. The manager instructed the bartenders not to serve Mena any alcoholic beverages.

Police said that when Mena was refused service, he grew irate and started shouting profanities at the manager and wait staff, which made them feel uncomfortable.

Mena allegedly refused the manager’s request to leave the premises.

An off-duty Oak Lawn cop identified himself and asked Mena to leave the restaurant. Mena again refused and continued to shout profanities.

The off-duty cop escorted Mena out of the restaurant, where he was met in the parking lot by responding officers.

The manager signed complaints for disorderly conduct and police told Mena not to return to Hooters, reports said.

Mena was placed under arrest and transported to the Oak Lawn police station. He has a court hearing on March 12.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

‘Party of Four’

Police responded to a theft of labor call at TGIF, 5420 W. 95th St. around 10:19 p.m., who had just fled in a Chevy pickup truck. 

The server told police that the two men and two women were loud and causing a disturbance during the entire time they were in the establishment. She added that while sitting near the exit, one of the women walked out and seemed hesitant when she told the server told her to have a nice day. 

Shortly after the first woman exited, the rest of party got much louder. The server now thinks they were in a verbal altercation over the bill. 

Police said the server took some dishes in the kitchen and returned to check on the party. 

After realizing the bill wasn’t paid, she went outside and saw the truck leaving the parking lot. Police said that the server was able to get the truck’s plate number. 

The server told police she saw one of the men with at least $50 in his hand, and a woman was also carrying cash. She believes the altercation was a distraction to run out on the bill, reports said.


Joe Kocur February 24, 2014 at 03:16 PM
Sevs- it's not hate my liberal friend it's facts! Facts are things that Obama voters like yourself don't like to hear!
RALPH MALPH February 24, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Yes I am a proud white guy that has experienced enough of their bullshit . Sev , at 23 you are young and dumb and will learn the hard way. And how the hell do you know if my hate is unwarranted ? You have no clue what I have seen or experienced
Sevs February 26, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I didn't vote democrat and i'm far from liberal. Just because I don't hate black people doesn't mean i'm a liberal. It means I'm tolerant of other people. Ralph, your grammar and way of speaking is proof enough I achieved more academically than you ever will so you'll excuse me if I ignore your attempt to be above me in anyway. I work in Hyde Park everyday. I've seen things to. Unfortunately the social and cultural oppression in this country is more complex than you assume and is the fault of no one born without a silver spoon. And I know; because hate is unwarranted. Period.
Sevs February 26, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Also Joe, I'm having a hard time finding and cited facts or statistics in your ramblings. In the real world, and Ralph the academic one you clearly skipped out on, facts aren't personal stories and things you've seen nor are they opinions. Seriously. This is bush league knowledge guys. And one of you is calling ME young and dumb? You confusing the definitions of simple words and calling opinions and personal experience facts as if they were common knowledge to the rest of us. I don't weep for the future I rejoice! Folks like yourselves will be sidelined along with your "opinions" and "facts"
RALPH MALPH February 27, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Sevs , like I said , young and dumb . You probably still live at home with mommy and daddy while they wipe behind your ears for you . You need to walk out into the real world . Time to open up your eyes before you get hit in the face with reality .Again , young and dumb .
CHISEL February 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Sevs has not seen this type of behavior at Ann Sathers restaurant. Its Not fair the behavior of 98% make the other 2% look bad. Just ask anyone in the service industry about tipping habits and behavior of certain races. They call is "see whitey run", demanding more of this and more of that. then after taking up the table for hours, leave a quarter. I personally saw a table of about 10 folks not only not leave a tip, but one lady lifted a tip off another table where a white couple had just left, pretending to organize her purse. This occurred at Hooters of course.
CHISEL February 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Sevs, please excuse my typing of "is" instead of "it", above. I'm not a genius elitist like yourself, but you could use some spell check yourself, if you're going to judge people how they type in a blog,......such as when you stated "I've seen things to", you meant "too".
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM
@Ralph I live on my own thank you very much. You're not strengthening your argument by insulting me and telling me I need to wake up. I did wake up. I was raised to be kinda prejudice. But I'm not anymore. Your inability to reply like and continue a debate like an adult is almost depressing. @Chisel It's unfortunate that because I chose to be educated and choose to type coherently I'm considered elitist. That's so sad..yay our society. Praise honey boo boo and laugh and call the educated elitist. And sorry, one grammar mistake drags me to the 7th grade level of Ralph o.O I excuse subtle mistakes and wasn't looking to punch holes in anyone's typed speech. But when I have to re re read something it's worth noting that person should read a book. I don't know what Ann Sathers restaurant is. I don't know if that was a joke or real place. But I never once said anything that implied one race doesn't jerk around waitresses etc over the other. I was simply voicing that their speech was hateful and extreme for a comment thread and honestly their reasoning's for it are sub par at least. Also my joy that pretty soon folks with those shared views of blind hate will soon be irrelevant. A paradigm shift is coming. And the old racists who don't understand the complexity of cultural oppression, which in their defense; they were part of a different time, will fade into the background. @Ralph I don't hate or even dislike you because of your view Ralph. My dad thinks like you. Naturally we didn't agree. I work in one of the crappiest neighborhoods. I won't deny the majority of (youner) folks in those area's are wanna be gang-banging leeching parasites. But ask yourself why that is? Look at the legislation that past over the last 30 years, the programs, the politicians in place those young kids (even me) didn't vote for. It's the people of the time before me who allowed things like this to happen. The government is run a muck because the hippies were to busy getting high and thinking about peace to notice the rug of freedom and civil liberties was pulled out from underneath them. The cause and issue is WAY more complex than you've seen some stuff so it's okay to hate all of them. I'll grant you more than 50% meet your criteria for disliking them. But cut the ones who don't some slack will ya? White corrupt politicians earn my dislike more than underprivileged people who were raised in an environment where they didn't stand a chance
CHISEL February 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Sevs.......you are starting to make sense. I don't know what honey boo-boo is, and you shouldn't either. But I agree with your latter comments. When you consider we could have been born anyone, its not the fault of the innocents. But consider the impact of the old racist Democratic party, that fought against Black rights, for the last 50 years used the welfare system to ensure a legion of Democratic voters. In 1964, 79% of Black families included a Father, thanks to the welfare cycle of babies having babies, its now 12%, below the poverty level include a Father. Affirmative action policies reward a less productive work force and promotions of under qualified supervisors. Democrats don't care about people, they care about votes.
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Chisel, I'd argue all parties value votes over people. Republicans care more about tax credits to rich companies that don't need it. (Note everyone: CONSUMERS create jobs. Not Rich companies. Any capitalist will tell you hiring is a last resort only if DEMAND warrants it) Their statements saying "we need lower rates to continue creating jobs" is a bold faced lie. I Know of Honey boo boo not my choice trust me lol I appreciate a reply with data and numbers, above all else REASONS for your view. I agree, affirmative action doesn't give an incentive for those sitting back raking it in to get up and do anything. I think we should follow Florida's step and make drug tests frequent and mandatory for welfare. What was supposed to help those who needed it is now a nipple for hungry lazy goats to suck at. My nipples hurt and i'm sure everyone else's taxes agree. It's hard to leave a tip when the money for your meal didn't come from their work ethic but rather everyone else's, including the waitress they just stiffed. I'm leaving race out of it because its not necessary to prove the point that the epidemic of this is horse poop. Go ahead and tell me the percentage of this occurrence based on race Ralph and I won't be able to fight that. What I can argue is WHY that is. Which is what some people on this thread aren't considering.
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Correction: It's hard to leave a tip when the money for "their" meal didn't come from their work ethic but rather everyone else's, including the waitress they just stiffed.
J February 27, 2014 at 01:14 PM
OMG I agree with Sevs "I think we should follow Florida's step and make drug tests frequent and mandatory for welfare. What was supposed to help those who needed it is now a nipple for hungry lazy goats to suck at."
RALPH MALPH February 27, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Sevs , my feelings towards them stems from chilhood . I grew up in a good neighborhood that my father and uncle's were also raised . My parents decided it was time to leave after several situations , like riding my bike at 11 years old with a friend and about 10 or 12 teenagers pop out of bushes , throw us off our bikes and ride away laughing with our bikes . I would ride my bike down the alley as fast as I could being ready to swing , not knowing if any were there waiting or not . Whenever they jumped white kids they were always older , bigger and out numbered the white kids . I can sit here for hours and go on and on . So please don't ever tell me about my unwarranted hate . As I got older I seen and read about more and more that does not change my opinion . Are they all like this ? No , of course not . There are good people in all races . Before you blame white politicians , why don't you look at all the black ones that are getting caught and going to jail ( Mr. and Mrs. Jackson ) ? These people have been acting like they are trying to help and save the community , when they were actually stealing from their very own , and putting into their own bank accounts . Sorry my grammar mistake took me to the 7th grade level , I hope you don't have problems understanding me , but put yourself in my shoes for a moment and try to understand where I am coming from . I learned alot at a very young age .
Joe Kocur February 27, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Ralph- I can relate. I grew up in the once beautiful Marquette Park area.
RALPH MALPH February 27, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Just drove through there yesterday . Makes me sick
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 04:17 PM
It wont let me post a comment
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Damn-it maybe its to big. Stand by
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 04:18 PM
I had my bike stolen to. By white kids in Oak Lawn. I don't hate them. I let that grudge go because holding onto it is toxic and stupid. I'm pretty successful for my age. Own place, own car, good career and on my way to my second bachelors. These guys barley scraped through moraine valley. That's my payback. I don't need the actions of some dicks who wanted my awesome bike, it was super cool, 10 years ago make me in anyway upset or mad today. Do you know lawn manor park? There's a parking lot i enjoyed playing in by the tennis courts, when certain folks weren't around. If they were I had to avoid it like poison. Fact is there is nothing unique about your experience. Fact is there's nothing unique about a black person doing it. Whites do to. I know that was one such example. But I promise you, I can find a dozen black men with reasons to hate whites just as justifiably as you hate them. Let me ask you, whose right and whose wrong? You both are for lumping everyone into the same pool. I bet you make your judgement of a black person the second you size them up. God forbid asking them how there day's been going and gauging your opinion on human factors not superficial ones. (Profiling works to an extent. ON EVERY RACE. So spare me) I'm not trying to downplay what happened to you, but let bygones be bygones man. Ask yourself what would've contributed to their behavior. In their area's, it's almost kill or be killed. Rejecting peer pressure has a whole different consequence to them. Who's worse, a person stealing off you with a possible metaphorical gun to there head? (I say possible because i'm not that clueless) Or someone who does it without that metaphorical gun? Whose a bigger scumbag? Leave race out of your answer to that. On top of that. My parents grew up on Garfield Blvd. No one can downplay the degeneration of those areas. But ask yourself why that happened. Don't be so quick to say, "well look at who lives there now" that's too easy of an explanation. Almost a lazy one. Look at all the social and cultural oppression on top of forced relocation's like section 8 moving out into the burbs of Ridge and Oak Lawn that happened in those areas decades ago. The quality of choices people make fall drastically when their options are intentionally limited. The income levels of people forced into those areas. If a 16 year old can make fast cash selling dope and earning street cred stealing your bike rather than working real hard in a school with a crappy education system that failed him before he was born, you tell me what's stopping him from making the easy choice and I'll tell you why he has only those two options. The system. Period.
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 04:18 PM
I'm quite young and here's what I learned shortly into college. There has been a system that has literally been keeping Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, purple people, yellow people basically everyone without a silver soon in their mouths down for a looooooong time and the reasons for social and civil oppression are super f*&%ing complicated and aren't the direct faults of anyone but the people on top of the shit pile, letting it roll on down. A Federal banking system and tax code that's so incoherent it's bonkers. An education system that ranks in the bottom 40-50 overall in the world. Bills and laws congress signs without reading. A justice system that lacks every definition of the word justice. Why are things the way they are? They were MADE that way. They were failed as you and I were by the same people who think taxing the rich is bad because they're "job creators" If you buy into that i'm sorry I cannot be nice to you in this context. You are a moronic muppet. It doesn't take much to realize CONSUMERS create jobs. Go ahead and ask any capitalist when they hire people, as a last resort when demand created by CONSUMERS warrants it. You don't think the people selling us that bull also had a plan about the social structure of the middle and lower middle class? Their workers AND consumers? Gotta wake up pretty early let me tell ya. Most politicians are in it for votes not the well being of people. Do I need to bring up the Daily's here? I shouldn't have to. Governor Quin, in all his absent wisdom. His predecessor Mr. Lyin Ryan. Race has so little to do with all these problems its staggering that people think it does. Power corrupts, and isn't biased on color. I used to think they were crazy when they said the white man was bringing them down. He was and is. They were only wrong in saying "white" man specifically. There's been a rainbow of colors in politics for decades now. Bringing ALL of us down. And nothing will be fixed if we keep barking at each other over they did this, he did that, he's that color or that color so he sucks or is stupid and ignorant bull crap. We spend so much time fighting among ourselves that these ass clowns stole every freedom we claim to have. A media that, god bless it, has the journalistic freedom of Nazi Germany. Early comments here said "no race description, wonder why" or something like that. They don't tell you everything. They don't run all the stories. They, recently are leaving that out because social paradigm is indeed shifting. You're delusional to assume white people don't commit crime in a comparative volume; but what color are the execs of these media outlets. A quick google search will answer that. And riddle me what their views of black people are..hmmm. I wonder why they don't run white crime stories as much. Hmmm. That prejudice is proliferating the god damn problem. To omit is to deceive. And the media omits a lot intentionally to sway public opinion or outrage one way or the other. It's so obvious they've almost beaten us silly with that reality. So the fact that more black crime is reported, even if race is omitted which is only done due to nagging and a change in paradigm, is misleading to the overall breakdown of crime by race. For one last time for good measure. I'm not retarded. I can see one race's is higher than the other. But look at WHY that is. Not the, pardon the pun, black and white view of what you see is what you get.
Joe Kocur February 27, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Sevs- lawn manor park ! Boy was that park fun in the late 80s! Fights every weekend. That was the place to be. Was at one time the place to be. Was involved in lots of fights up there. Great time
anthony February 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Sev this talk while valid lacks the spider web mosaic of reasons, cause and effect, and natural human biology that is completely reactionary in nature... Beyond the military having 100k + screen names used for information campaigns , beyond the scientific equation of mischief culture and any racial interaction is known to create... its forced in the most negative sort of way... There are forces at work counting on strife in the American public So this issue is not Black or White but extremely grey in my opinion
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Halloween had that place white with shaving cream. Can't speak much to fights up there, guess my generation was more passive than yours. Though there were some. My friend Patrick Sullivan's older brother got bashed in the head with a golf club during a High school prep brawl between Marist, Rice, Mt. Carmel etc. when i was in 7th or 8th grade. I don't see the need to act proud of that or something. Not impressed.
Sevs February 27, 2014 at 07:14 PM
@anthony I was trying to convey not looking at it in a black and white way (not in racial terms but in perspective) And I'd say i implied the equation of "mischief culture", rather unique term there my friend, in my example of me being robbed by white guys and that the behavior isn't racial unique.
CHISEL February 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM
SUVs, I work in Englewood, grew up in Englewood. My first 2 runs before 8:30 am. Today....15 yr old pregnant, ...25 yr. Old on 5th pregnancy, 25 year old in a shelter, hiding from the baby daddy. The cycle continues. Babies having babies.
RALPH MALPH February 28, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Wow sevs . You got me beat . Could not even imagine getting beat up and having my bike stolen as a kid by white kids . That never happened to me , moved to oak lawn and everything was good
RALPH MALPH February 28, 2014 at 05:22 PM
Would rather get jumped and beatup by a bunch of monkeys than my own
Roy Keane March 11, 2014 at 12:51 AM
@Sevs I was looking forward to reading the comments and maybe including my 2 cents but I totally lost interest after encountering several of your diatribes. If you are educated like you say, I'm sure that you'll understand me when I say next time let's get the Cliff's Notes version. Not only that, stop with the asking people To reference and cite their opinions. I've already covered that with you on another article. No one is in college here and you are not a professor. We state our opinions without having to answer to you or anyone for them. And finally, I'm educated too, the difference between you and me is that I don't bring up the fact that I'm educated in order to add backbone to my opinions or to discredit the opinions of others. In starting to get the idea that you're mad at the world because you'll never again be able to vote for Barack Obama.
Dr G March 11, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Reading these embarrassing comments by uneducated hillbillies is the reason why oak lawn is considered the armpit of the southside. Read a book or go get your GED you tards.
Roy Keane March 11, 2014 at 09:20 AM
@Dr G Hmmmmm, Oak lawn is considered the "armpit of the south side"? Not Robbins? Not Dolton? Not Markham? If you really believe Oak Lawn is the armpit of the south side then I'm wondering if it's YOU that needs to get their GED. Your comment is amongst the stupidest attempts at intellect I have ever come across.
Dr G April 07, 2014 at 03:56 PM
I'm a doctor tard

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