An Orland Hills man with prior arrests in Oak Lawn was charged with aggravated assault after police attempted to rouse him from an apparent drunken stupor, police said.
Oak Lawn Police said officers found Richard J. Arellano, Jr., 26, “passed out” on the front lawn of a home in the 6200 block of West 97th Street, around 1:15 a.m. Aug. 7.
Officers said Arellano was without shoes when they attempted to rouse him numerous times. When Arrellano finally came to, officers said he was extremely intoxicated had problems standing on his own.
Arrellano was unable to provide a valid address and was difficult to understand because he was slurring his words, reports said. He allegedly told police his parents would pick him up, but refused to provide his parents’ phone number.
During their interview, police said that Arellano dropped his pants around his ankles and had to be reminded numerous times to pull them up.
According to the report, Arellano said he had a backpack and bicycle parked in a nearby alley. When police went to go look, Arellano tried to follow the officers.
Arellano allegedly ignored orders to remain on the sidewalk. Police said that when an officer grabbed Arellano’s shirt to prevent him from following the other cop, the Orland Hills man turned around and grabbed the officer’s arm.
“Get your f------ hands off me,” Arellano allegedly said.
The officer pushed Arellano away with his arm, causing him to stumble backwards and fall on his buttocks, reports said.
Police said that Arellano got up and approached the officer. Believing Arellano was going to come at him, the officer placed Arellano under arrest, reports said.
Arellano reportedly “spit saliva and snot” all over the rear passenger door of the squad car while en route to the Oak Lawn police station. He was also uncooperative during booking, and urinated on the floor of the jail cell, police said.
Arellano has prior arrests in Oak Lawn, dating back to a disorderly conduct charge when he was accused of fighting with homeless men at a local homeless shelter in November 2010.
As recently as April, Arellano was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, during which he accused Oak Lawn police of being prejudiced against his “F--- da police” neck tattoo.
His next court hearing is on Aug. 27 in Bridgeview.