A group of about 12 “young adults” recently visited Oak Lawn’s Denny’s at about 3:45 a.m. and each ordered two food items each.
The Denny’s server was suspicious of the group because they wanted to be sat near the door. Believing that the fondness for sitting near the door may be related to a fondness for quick exits without paying, the server did not give the orders to the cook immediately. The group left because they weren’t served immediately.
Five women in the group, however, returned shortly to the restaurant and one of the women, identified as 19 year old Tyra Jones of Chicago, demanded to know why the server had not placed the food order for the group. Allegedly not waiting for an answer, the woman then punched the server. The other women allegedly joined in and the server was soon being hit with fists and open palms. The women allegedly then grabbed ketchup bottles and began squirting them on the server. One of the women allegedly grabbed the floor sign warning of a wet floor and attempted to hit the server with the sign.
Two cooks at the restaurant jumped in to separate the women causing the five to exit the premises and jump into a Jeep. That same Jeep was spotted by an Oak Lawn police officer who was responding to the call. The Jeep was allegedly parked in the middle of Cicero Avenue and contained five black females. The women were identified by the server and all the women were placed in various police squads that were called to assist.
Five witnesses, including the two cooks, confirmed the story provided by the server. A purple stun gun was allegedly found inside Jones’ purse. Complaints were signed for disorderly conduct and battery for each of the five women. Jones was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
The other women arrested were Moyet Stinson, an 18 year old from Chicago, Tatanish Miles, a 20 year old from Chicago, Mariyah Caldwell, a 19 year old from Chicago, and Tueasha Mooty, a 20 year old from Chicago.