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.