John Mellencamp had a hit song about little pink houses.
“Painting the town red” refers to going out to night spots and having a good time although nobody ever brings paint with on such an adventure.
Now we have an attempt to paint the town, or at least a few cars and people, yellow. It is a story torn out of the police reports in Oak Lawn.
During the recent auto mechanics’ strike, picketers were were standing, and sitting in chairs, on near the Haggerty GMC Auto dealership.
The then striking mechanics witnessed a man wearing a black T-shirt shooting a paint ball gun from the moonroof of a Pontiac Bonneville car.
When the police arrived they saw that one of the picket signs had a hole in it, one of the striking mechanics had been hit with yellow paint on his shirt and arm, and the dealership had also sustained some paint damage.
Several of the dealership’s vehicles and a wall near the dealership had been hit with yellow paint.
A Pontiac Bonneville vehicle was stopped in Hometown at 87th and Pulaski. Witnesses identified Davarius Minor as the man who allegedly shot the paintball gun.
Minor, an 18 year old black man, who provided a Chicago address on Justine Avenue to the police, was charged with battery and disorderly conduct. He has a court date in Bridgeview scheduled for November 30, 2017.