Last week, a man determined to relieve himself and drive home was interrupted by the police and eventually arrested.
A 36 year old black man, from Chicago, was unlucky enough to choose the Walgreen’s parking lot at 4740 W. 95th Street as his toilet, according to a police report.
Two detectives were parked in the same parking lot when a black Chevy Blazer entered the lot and parked on the west side of the lot. According to the police the three black males in the Blazer exited the vehicle and the driver, identified as Kenneth Jones, allegedly went to the passenger side and “appeared to be pulling down his pants to urinate between two vehicles.”
The detectives asked Jones what he was doing and he allegedly admitted that “it’s an emergency, I have to go Pee Pee”. The detectives directed Jones to use the washroom inside Walgreens and decided to check the plate registration.
The detectives alleged that Jones’ license was revoked. One passenger also allegedly had a revoked license and the third person never had a license. The detectives reported that they advised Jones and the two passengers that they couldn’t drive the vehicle because none of the three had a valid license. The police reported explaining that the car should remain parked until a licensed driver could move it.
Less than a half hour later, the same detectives observed the same Chevy Blazer leaving the parking lot. The detectives stopped the vehicle before it reached 95th street. When asked what he was doing driving, Jones allegedly responded that he was just going to drive over to his buddy’s house on 95th Street. Jones was placed in handcuffs.
A search of Jones allegedly uncovered a bag with a green leafy substance that the police suspected was cannabis. The Cook County State’s Attorney approved felony charges of driving with a revoked license. Jones reportedly has three previous convictions for driving during a suspension or revocation thereby giving the State’s Attorney the right to approve felony charges. He also received a citation for the cannabis and the car was towed.