A 24 year old Chicago man was taken into custody by Oak Lawn police two weeks ago after officers responded to a “domestic disturbance” call in the parking lot of the Red Lobster Restaurant at 9500 Southwest Highway.
When the police officer arrived he found Brian Blackwell standing between a Nissan Murano and silver Pontiac. The Nissan had sustained damage and a female employee of the restaurant was sitting in the driver’s seat of that automobile.
When the officer arrived, he ordered Blackwell to back away from the Nissan. When he refused to back away and appeared to be yelling at the female in the car, he was placed in handcuffs by the officers on the scene according to the report.
The woman then exited the car and said that Blackwell, who she identified as her 24 year old ex-boyfriend, had damaged the Nissan.
According to the report, the woman claimed that Blackwell entered the Red Lobster and demanded that she give him money. When she refused to give him money, Blackwell allegedly told her that he was going to damage her vehicle. The manager of the restaurant was alerted to the disturbance and called the police.
As police questioned the victim, she said that she did not see Blackwell damage the car and it was damaged by the time she arrived to the parking lot from the restaurant. The report said that the Murano had a part of its rear hatch door broken off and the rear driver’s side taillight had been entirely broken out. The officers observed debris on the ground by the Nissan. The victim confirmed that the damage was new.
Blackwell was arrested for “domestic related criminal damage to property” and transported to 26th and California for a bond hearing. According to the report, Blackwell, upon learning that he was under arrest protested claiming he did not hit the victim and only “kicked her car”. Blackwell and the victim have a child together.