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Server Says Customer Got Fresh At Hooters

Alsip man charged with battery after he groped server's buttock, cops say.

charged a man with battery after a server said he groped her buttock at Hooters, reports said.

David Tellez, 52, of Alsip was charged with one count of battery on Oct. 11.

Police went to around 5:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a battery. The server told officers that she left the bill on the customer’s table. A few minutes later Tellez called her over to his table, police said.

TAKE THE POLL at the end of the story.

The server said the customer first touched her back, which made her feel uncomfortable. When she tried to take the bill from his hand, Tellez held on to it, according to the report.

Police said that Tellez moved his hand down the server’s back and began rubbing her buttock, all the while hanging on to the bill.

The server slapped his hand away and walked away to tell her manager. She called police and when they arrived, identified Tellez as the man who grabbed her buttock, reports said.

Police said the server wished to press charges. Tellez was taken to the Oak Lawn police station where he was charged with battery.

No court information was available.

DLC DAVE October 18, 2011 at 01:36 PM
I wonder if the 15 people that voted ,that it goes with the job would feel the same way if it was their wife or girlfriend or daughter even ..?
Littlecat October 18, 2011 at 02:17 PM
I agree with Dave. Anyone who thinks inappropriate behavior is justified because the girls' uniforms are skimpy needs to think more carefully. We can't blame the victim because an adult who should have known better tried to take advantage of the setting.
J. J. Zurek October 18, 2011 at 02:22 PM
I can only assume, because of the name of the establishment, and the usual and customary definition of HOOTERS, some ill mannered individuals would think it was an establishment similar to a gentlemen's club, another oxymoron if there ever was one. However even then no one has the right to put their hands on anyone else especially in a tumultuous manner. I do have one (1) question however, what was the reason for for both of them to be pulling on the check, after she delivered it to the table. No I am not asking or implying that the check incident was some sort of invitation to permit her to be groped, However it just seems there might be a little more to the incident.
dave October 18, 2011 at 03:45 PM
keep your hands to yourselfs you creeps why didnt he get his head bashed in by someone who witnessed it
Pat F October 18, 2011 at 04:20 PM
She had already left the check previously and he called her back probably to take his payment.. Thinking he was being cute, he held on when she took it hoping to steal a little touch of the young lady..You know the saying about these guys.." The only butt they'll ever get is when they stick their hand in their own back pocket and squeeze!!!
CJM October 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM
I'm one who voted that it goes with the territory, but I most certainly do NOT approve of that behavior. The only difference between Hooters and a breasty bar is that the breasts are covered and there's no pole at Hooters. It ain't exactly a classy joint with classy clientele. I'm actually more surprised that it doest happen more often. How ironic that while out at lunch today I saw a Hooters billboard screaming"GRAB some Hooters!" I'm not blaming the victim, but women who go to work for Hooters know what kind of place it is. Should they have to endure this behavior? No. Should they expect it? Common sense says yes. "Will you walk into my parlour said the spider to the fly."
RRF October 19, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Well I think this story is rather funny to an extent. I'm looking up information for an argument paper for my college English class, I'm trying to argue that the young women who work at Hooters are not all promiscuous individuals. It is not the clothing or the place of employment that should determine the way the individual is perceived; it should be her actions and morals that leads to the judgment. I am writing this because I was a Hooter Girl for a year and I loved my job, but there were people that were against me working there and put a label on me as though I was a "bad girl", people who know me know that I'm the exact opposite. Now, I will say that I had a few instances with uncomfortable situations, but for working there a year, there were less than a handful. I do believe that it is wrong for guests to think it's "alright" to grab their waitress' ass. I also feel though that this girl took this a little far. From working hard, I became a head-waitress fast and soon an assistant manager, I did have a situation where three customers at the same table tried to grab one of my girls butt, I saw it and she was very uncomfortable with them. The three individuals were WOMEN! I told them that we do not tolerate behavior like that from men and will not for women, and if they continued they would be asked to leave, they became embarrassed when I confronted them about the situation and they left. I think that there was a better way to handle the situation than calling to police.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) October 19, 2011 at 03:22 AM
RRF, I would love to read your paper after you finish it. Thanks so much for your insights.
firefighter October 20, 2011 at 06:36 PM
I was one of the people who voted “Yes, it goes with the territory”. Here’s my view; I visit Hooters occasionally, love the TMI wings. I view the girls as nice young women, not as promiscuous or derogatory in any way (but that’s me). Hooters girls do dress provocatively, and in the world we live in, of sex and promoting women and their sexual attributes, I can see it happening. No, it’s not right, it’s not even a little ok, but I think women have to expect stupid, unwanted behavior from men and women when your dress code is tight orange shorts and a half-tee shirt with a push-up bra. If you expect it, you can prepare for it. If you expect it you can take precautions to avoid it. It’s not the only waitress job out there. Men are not allowed to touch women on the buttock in strip clubs, how could it be ok in a restaurant? Continue.....
firefighter October 20, 2011 at 06:37 PM
continued.... If one of my daughters decided to work there (and I wouldn’t be ok with that), you’d better know I would tell her to expect it. The way I see it, there is working in a family restaurant, working in a restaurant like Hooters (I don’t know how to categorize it), and then there’s working in a strip club. It starts out with little to no harassment and gradually gets worse. I don’t care which if any you work in, it’s not right to sexually accost a woman. But, right or wrong, it’s just the world we live in, prepare for it, and take actions to prevent it. Maybe Hooters should change their outfits to a more western theme, cowgirl outfits with six guns on their hips. Oh, sorry we live in the republic of Illinois, we don’t even have CCW!
Liopleurodon July 17, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I disagree, callling the police was exactly the right way to handle the situation. If someone grabbed my wife or daughter's buttocks I'd call police and do everything in my power to restrain myself from punching him in the face until I drew blood.
John S December 31, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Theyre all hoes anyway

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