A Lyons man with an aching tooth was arrested for three counts of battery after a disturbance at Cicero Dental on 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
Joseph Colon allegedly entered the dental office on November 21st complaining about tooth pain. The office staff provided Colon with paperwork to fill out prior to being seen by the Dentist. However, the staff alleged that Colon became angry because he had to wait and instead followed the dentist into the back area.
When he reached the back area, the dentist told the police that Colon began swearing at him, yelling, and calling him a “pus.. ass ni….r” multiple times. He also allegedly said that everyone else in the office was a “b….”
Witnesses, including the dentist, claimed that Colon pushed the dentist into a room causing the dentist to tell Colon not to touch him. The dentist told the police he asked Colon to “watch his language” because children were present. Eventually, the dentist asked Colon to leave the office.
As he was being escorted out by staff members, Colon allegedly continued swearing and yelling. Witnesses claimed that he pushed paperwork off the desk and would not leave. One witness claimed that he got up to protect his son because he feared that Colon may become more violent. That same witness described Colon’s actions stating Colon got in his face and was yelling and swearing. The witness told Colon to get out of his face and just leave.
Witnesses told the police that Colon then pushed that man, who grabbed Colon with the help of others and pushed him out the door. While removing Colon, another man said he was pushed into a door by Colon.
The description of Colon was communicated to all the officers and Colon was caught by an Oak Lawn officer. Colon told the officer he didn’t do anything wrong and he only retaliated after being hit by the three victims at the dental office.
The three victims signed complaints for battery against Colon, who was given a court date of December 14th. Colon is a 30 year old Hispanic male who provided a Lyons address.