Thursday, December 14, 2017

COPS: Denied Access To River North Bar, Man Zapped Doorman With Stun Gun (And Other Weird Stories)

Hernandez | Chicago Police Dept
What’s wrong, champ? Doorman won’t let ya in da club?

Just zap him with your handy Guard Dog Security iStun 4000. That’s what a Lower West Side man did in River North last week, according to prosecutors.

Around 10 p.m. last Thursday, a bouncer told Omar Hernandez that he was not allowed inside Rockit Bar, 22 West Hubbard.

Hernandez proceeded to press a stun gun to the doorman’s chin and push the “ZAP!” button “in an effort to gain entry,” police were told.

A Guard Dog Security iStun 4000 | Guard Dog
Rockit Bar staff detained the 30-year-old and turned him (and his Guard Dog Security iStun 4000) over to police, court records say.

The 25-year-old doorman declined medical assistance and was not seriously injured.

Hernandez, on the other hand, was not so lucky. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Medical center for treatment of “incident-related injuries,” police said.

He is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and battery.

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Weekly | Cook County Sheriff
Shoplifting arrest reports are among the more boring documents you’ll ever read. Except on those occasions when the defendant is accused of selecting something unusual to steal.

Take Mario Weekly. The 34-year-old was arrested at the State Street Target store on November 24. Store security says he tried to leave without paying for $1,411 worth of Mucinex. That’s quite a haul. An average package of the cold and cough medicine retails for $11 to $21, according to Target’s website.

Making things a little thornier for Weekly: He was found to be in possession of “a large bundle of mail” addressed to occupants of a nearby highrise.

Weekly, who has a long history of theft arrests, is charged with felony retail theft and theft of lost or mislaid property. His bail is set at $50,000.

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Johnson (inset), Navy Pier (center) and the Jardine plant (left)
Folks travel from far and wide to get a little crazy in Chicago. It happens. More than a few out-of-towners are arrested each year trying to break into Soldier Field or the Friendly Confines.

But Blake Johnson of Omaha, NE, is the first tourist we know of who’s been accused of breaking into the city’s water treatment plant.

Police were called to Navy Pier around 9:30 a.m. on November 25 after someone reported that a trespasser had fled from the IMAX theater and jumped over a fence to enter the Jardine Water Filtration Plant.

Johnson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of trespassing.

He’s also charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property because Navy Pier security footage allegedly showed him throwing a potted plant into the water treatment facility before police arrived.

Told ya. The tourists are crazy.