A man working on a vehicle called the Oak Lawn Police to report a burglary in process on Saturday at about 7:15 p.m. when he observed another man sitting in the vehicle bleeding.
The other man turned out to be a 48 year old while Crestwood man, who had traveled on his bicycle to Oak Lawn and who according to police reports appeared to be “highly intoxicated and bleeding from his mouth”. The complaining witness confronted the offender who attempted to flee the scene. However, due to a an apparent high level of intoxication the offender was easily followed by the complaining witness, who flagged the police around 87th and Central.
The complaining witness pointed out the offender who was bleeding from his mouth and had dried blood in his hair, eyebrows and goatee. According to police officers, the offender was incoherent and could not stand upright on his own. The police called an ambulance to transport the offender to Advocate Christ Hospital and one of the officers remained at the hospital while the other spoke with the complaining witness at the scene.
The complaining witness told the police that he was repairing the automobile for someone else and had left the doors unlocked, which allowed the intoxicated offender to climb into the car. The owner of the car was contacted by police and decided to not press any charges.
Both the complaining witness and intoxicated offender denied that the complaining witness had caused the injuries to the offender. The offender didn’t know why he was bleeding but he told the police that he had “drank a lot and is on a bunch of medicine”. His bicycle was recovered at about 8:45 p.m.