A car parked at a closed Marathon Gas station at 107th and Cicero raised the suspicion of an Oak Lawn Officer on patrol so he pulled behind the car and checked the registration of the plates.
When the officer exited his vehicle and approached the park car, he claimed that he saw the driver of the vehicle rolling a cannabis cigar. So, naturally, the officer asked, “what’s up?”
The driver of the car, Brendan Buie, told the officer he was just waiting for his girlfriend. The officer claimed that Buie also placed his cellphone on top of the cannabis cigar to hid it.
The officer told Buie to roll down the down the window and claims that Buie began to reach under his seat. Another officer who was backing up the stop approached on the other side of the car. Eventually Buie provided his driver’s license.
However, officers reported that when Buie was asked if there was anything illegal in his car he first said no. The officer reminded him that he could see the cannabis and told him that there was an odor of cannabis from the car. Buie reportedly told the officer he didn’t want to park in front of someone’s house and instead chose an open business. The officer informed him that the Marathon station was not open.
When the officers asked if there was anything besides the cannabis that would be considered illegal in the car, they claim that Buie’s demeanor changed. The officers claimed that Buie began reaching for something and the officers and Buie simultaneously struggled with opening and closing the door on each other. On the third attempt to open the door, the officer claims that Buie accelerated and exited to Cicero Avenue.
Another officer responded and followed the car traveling as fast as 66 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The officer terminated the pursuit due to the high rate of speed Buie was driving and the possibility of injury to others. During the pursuit, the officer reported that Buie disregarded multiple stop signs on Kilpatrick and 105th Street.
Soon after terminating the chase, the same officer found the vehicle leaving the subdivision Tally’s Corner at 10rd and Pulaski, in Chicago. He followed the car without activating his emergency lights. That officer reported that Buie stopped the car in Chicago at 104th Street and dropped something out off the car by the bushes of a home. He then continued driving on 104th Street. The officer followed while another officer checked the bushes and found a gun.
Buie had apparently then hit a stop sign in the same neighborhood and was reportedly walking westbound on 111th Street when officers placed him into custody. The officer claimed that he found a clear plastic container with a green leafy substance believed to be cannabis and $3239 dollars in cash inside Buie’s pocket.
Buie provided a voluntary statement to the police but denied that he had been in Oak Lawn. When the officer who stopped him at the Marathon station told him that Buie had handed him the license, Buie said, “Man, a friend must’ve had my car and just handed you that cause my license was in there.”
When the officers told Buie his vehicle was located at 11217 S. Washtenaw, in Chicago, he allegedly said that a friend must have drove it to the location.
The officers then told Buie that the traffic stop had been recorded but Buie wasn’t budging from his story allegedly insisting, “Nah, you’re crazy.”
When he was asked about the gun that he allegedly dropped in Mt. Greenwood, Buie said, “What gun?” Buie reportedly told the police that he doesn’t have any guns and even allowed the police to search his vehicle.
The canine allegedly found additional cannabis and the police located a magazine speeder loader for calibers 9mm and 45acp. The Cook County State’s Attorney approved felony charges and Buie was charged with aggravated unlawful use or possession of weapons by a felon, aggravated fleeing a police officer, and possession of cannabis. Buie is a 23 year old black male with a Chicago address.