SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
17 Cases of Pop
A 38-year-old woman was charged with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing 17 cases of pop from Jewel-Osco at 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave. A loss prevention officer spotted Traci L. Kay, of Palos Heights, loading up a cart with pop around 3:45 p.m., police said. Kay was confronted outside the store and detained. Police said Kay has stolen from the store on numerous occasions. At the Oak Lawn police station, Kay allegedly admitted to stealing cases of pop as well as laundry soap, and selling the hot goods to stores in Chicago. Kay was scheduled for preliminary hearing on Jan. 1 at the time of this report.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Hooters Customers Refuse to Leave
An off-duty, Oak Lawn police officer requested assistance for two female patrons at Hooters, 9150 S. Cicero Ave., who would not leave when asked. When police arrived around 9:47 p.m., the off-duty cop and manager were in the parking lot with Shanisa Pinkson, 24, and Lakeniya McKenzie, 22. The off-duty cop said the women had finished their meal and paid their bill, but continued to linger at their table. The server asked for the off-duty police officer’s assistance in asking them to leave because of a line of customers waiting for a table. As the off-duty cop asked them to leave, Pinkson began arguing loudly and allegedly pushed the officer in the chest. Police said the off-duty officer had to physically escort both women out of the restaurant. Pinkson was charged with battery; and McKenzie was charged with criminal trespassing. Both are scheduled to appear at the Bridgeview Court House on Feb. 1.
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