A Chicago male driver wanted on a warrant, who allegedly was involved in a hit and run in the 5300 block of 95th Street was found not far away and arrested after allegedly first using an alias.
Oak Lawn police were called when a driver allegedly fled the scene of the accident at about 6:45 p.m. on December 19th. An alert witness told police that it was black jeep and the license plate of the vehicle. The police found the vehicle in a parking lot and the driver inside a Speedway Gas Station.
The police identified the man in the Speedway as the alleged driver of the Jeep and questioned him. He told the police his name was “Pedro Martinez”. He was arrested and brought to the Oak Lawn police station to be booked.
At the station, the police took fingerprints and checked the federal and state records. The alleged offender once again claimed his name was Pedro Martinez. The fingerprint search indicated that the prints belonged to Angel Diaz.
Diaz may have had a good reason for using the name Pedro Martinez, which happens to be the name of a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher. Diaz has a known alias in the records of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and that alias, Comacho Unises, had a valid outstanding warrant.
According to the police, Diaz signed a statement admitting to leaving the scene because he knew he had an outstanding warrant.
The warrant was for a two year old DUI charge. Oak Lawn police charged Diaz with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, and obstructing identification.