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POLICE: Woman Upset About Brother Threatens Bar Patrons, Fights With Cops

Evergreen Park woman smacks cop in the jaw before being forcibly restrained, police say.

An Evergreen Park woman was arrested after she threatened bar patrons and fought with police on Jan. 18, reports said.

were called to B.J. McMahon’s at 5432 W. 95th St. around 7:40 p.m. in response to a report of a woman in a red sweater trying to start fights in the bar. When police arrived, a patron pointed out Alicia H. Burke, 37, whom officers said appeared "intoxicated and agitated."

When police asked Burke if everything was OK, she allegeldy told the cop she would kill anyone who tried to mess with her brother. Burke then asked the officer to call her brother to make sure he was all right and tried to give the officer a hug, police said.

Police spoke with witnesses, who said Burke walked into the bar and sat down next to the patron that had called 911. Burke allegedly told everyone sitting at the bar that she was going to kill them if they messed with her brother.

As Burke grew increasingly loud and belligerent, police said the patron became concerned and called 911. The bartender simply wanted Burke to leave the bar.

The woman got upset when police asked how she planned to get home. Police said Burke started yelling at them, then turned around and smacked an officer in the jaw.

According to the report, Burke swore at the police while threatening to kill them and yelling that she was a “folk.” Police had to forcibly restrain her using wristlocks until she could be handcuffed.

Burke refused to walk to the squad car and had to be escorted by police. The times she did try to walk, police said she kicked an officer in the shins and stomped on another cop’s foot.

After being placed in the squad car, she kicked a police officer in the leg. None of the officers was injured and Burke was taken to the Oak Lawn police station with no further incident.

Burke was charged with disorderly conduct, three counts of battery and resisting arrest. Her next court appearance is March 12 at the Bridgeview Court House.

ET January 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Jekyll and Hyde straight out of the Genie bottle of booze only you don't get wishes you get your shins kicked In.
Russ Petrick January 24, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Sounds like the perfect woman to take home to meet mom...lol
Dave W. January 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Kind of sad that the bartender "simply wanted Burke to leave the bar." So what, she could wander back out into the night and harm somebody else or herself? Very neighborly of B.J. McMahon...Good thing a patron had more smarts than that.
Joe B February 13, 2012 at 02:51 AM
@Dave W. For starters half of the article is inaccurate, but yes when someone walks in off the street and is threatening to kill every person in a place of business the smart thing to do is get them to leave. Most likely the 911 call had already been placed at the request of the bartender by the time the bartender, "simply wanted Burke to leave". Don't believe everything you read. The article is a third person account most likely derived from a short police report
DLC DAVE March 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM
she had a red sweater ,couldnt she just clicked her heels 3 times and said there's no place like home ?

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