A 21-year-old Chicago man accused of stealing several items from a Thorntons Gas Station was charged with resisting arrest after refusing to comply with a police officer early on the morning of Dec. 16.

Forest Park police were directed to the alleged thief who was walking away from the gas station in the 600 block of Harlem Avenue just before 2 a.m. The suspect was taken to the ground by officers after allegedly ignoring multiple commands to stop.

Once he was handcuffed, the man was combative. When asked for his name and date of birth, the man replied “Fifth Amendment” numerous times. None of the items allegedly stolen from the gas station were located in the man’s possession.

A fingerprint analysis at the Forest Park Police Department revealed the man’s identity. He was charged with resisting a police officer.

This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.