Corey Bulliox was walking down the middle of Madison at about 2:15 a.m. when a police officer pulled his squad car alongside him and suggested he try using the sidewalk. Bulliox, however, said there’s no need for concern because he’s “Machiavellian” and is here to “get rid of the gang bangers,” according to the officer’s report on the Dec. 2 encounter.

The officer pulled away from Bulliox, who was walking along the 7700 block, drove to the river and turned his car around to find Bulliox still walking in the street. The officer parked his car in the middle of the road near the railroad tracks, and Bulliox began saluting him.

“When I exited my vehicle, Bulliox walked to the front of my squad car without direction and placed his hands upon the hood of it,” the officer said in his report.

Backup soon arrived and Bulliox claimed he worked for both the president of the United States and the mayor of Chicago. In fact, Bulliox, 36, is a registered sex offender who lives in Chicago. He is a member of the Black Souls street gang, according to authorities, and was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court on an aggravated assault charge. He was taken into custody and handed over to Chicago police.

Gas station robbed

A grab-and-dash robbery occurred at Thornton’s gas station, 601 Harlem, on Dec. 6, according to police, and the suspect made off with an estimated $100.

According to the clerk who was working, and video surveillance of the incident, the suspect came into the store just before 7 a.m. and started blowing his nose on a wad of paper towels while standing in the middle of the store. After using the bathroom, the man grabbed an energy drink from the cooler and brought it to the register. He handed over $3 to pay for the drink, but when the clerk opened the drawer he reached over the counter and pulled out all the cash, according to a department report.

The suspect then ordered to clerk to get the money from the other registers, but she was unable to open them. He screamed for the clerk to get down on the floor, and then ran from the store. There was no report of a weapon.

Police searched the area but were not able to immediately find the suspect.

Suspect: I’d like a job

A Woodridge resident was arrested at 3 a.m. Dec. 5 for allegedly urinating on the automated parking meter box located in Constitution Court. Justin Maktaveesub, 23, denied committing the offense, according to a department report, though the officer had watched him do it. The bottom portion of the machine was also dripping with urine.

Maktaveesub allegedly claimed to have been “adjusting my pants,” then mentioned he had applied for an auxiliary police officer’s job in town.

Expensive taste

Felony theft charges were filed Dec. 3 against a Chicago resident accused of shoplifting nearly $600 worth of merchandise from CVS, 7216 Circle. Vashion Freeman, 36, reportedly left the store with a “basket full of items” he didn’t pay for, according to a department report. When police found him on the nearby Green Line platform, Freeman allegedly claimed that the bag underneath the bench where he was sitting did not belong to him. A total of 15 items were recovered, though the police report makes no mention of what was allegedly stolen. The merchandise had a retail value of $584.

Looking for a drink

Police were called to Doc Ryan’s on Madison Street at 11:30 p.m. recently to remove a patron who had fallen off a bar stool when trying to order a beer.

According to a department report, the owner of the bar said that Carlos Doolin, 35, of Oak Park, was clearly intoxicated when he came into the bar on Dec. 4. Doolin fell backward and smacked his head on the floor when he tried to take a seat, then demanded a drink. He was denied service and asked to leave, but refused to go.

When police arrived, they reportedly spoke with Doolin for several minutes and tried to explain that he would not be served. Doolin still refused to leave, and when police attempted to escort him out, the man balled his fists and pulled away. He was taken to the ground, handcuffed and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.

-Compiled by Josh Adams

Tip hotline

Anyone with information regarding the cases mentioned in this report, or on another matter, is encouraged to contact the Forest Park police department’s hotline at 708-615-6239. Information may be left anonymously.