A 45-year-old Cicero man tried to escape from a hospital examining room after his complaints of a headache detoured him on the way to bond court at Maybrook on Feb. 21 at 7:11 a.m. Police had picked up the man the previous day for allegedly shoplifting $251 worth of batteries and other merchandise from CVS at 7216 Circle Ave. Because of prior theft convictions, his charges were upgraded to felony theft. After he complained of a headache in the squad car, the man was taken to Oak Park Hospital where the Emergency Room staff ordered a CT Scan. In order for the man to lie down on the scanning bed, the officer uncuffed his left hand. He allegedly lunged for the exit door and tried to escape. The officer pulled him back over the table and was able to re-handcuff the man. As the officer removed him from the scanning room, he allegedly said, ‘Ifm gonna hide in the bushes and ambush you and kill you.” He was returned to the Forest Park police station and charged with obstructing justice and aggravated assault.
Asleep in laundry room
Police were summoned after a strange man was found sleeping in the laundry room in the 900 block of Troost Street around midnight on Feb. 23. The 55-year-old man was wanted on an arrest warrant from the Chicago Police Department and was held for extradition.
2 a.m. Chevy rides lead to DUI charges
Police observed a 2005 silver Chevy Impala driving in reverse down the 400 block of Beloit at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 with a woman riding on the trunk of the vehicle. The vehicle stopped and then began to drive forward up the street with the woman still perched on the car. ‘Stop! The police is here,” the woman allegedly called to the female driver. Police reported that the driver, 22, from Villa Park, smelled of alcohol and said, ‘Man, I canft believe you like this out here.” She was charged with DUI.
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 21-26, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in the report has only been charged with a crime.
– Compiled by Jean Lotus