An Oak Lawn police officer responded to two 9-1-1 calls from the same address.
One call was from a man claiming that his roommate’s girlfriend had attacked him. The other call was from a woman who said that a man had put her boyfriend in a headlock.
As the officer arrived he saw a man and woman exiting the apartment building and was able to ask them what happened.
The man said he had been a roommate of a man in the building but their friendship deteriorated and he was moving out of the unit. He claimed that he and his girlfriend, Ava Whittington, had shown up at the apartment at about 8:20 p.m. to grab the man’s belongings.
When he entered the apartment, he claims he found his belonging thrown around the apartment. The two men began arguing and he claims that his roommate continued throwing more items around. The man claimed his roommate grabbed his girlfriend’s arm.
Ava Whittington told the police that she threw the roommate to the ground after he grabbed her arm. The two left the apartment and said that they called the police at that point. Neither one had injuries according to the police.
The roommate was inside the apartment and the police entered the building to question him also. Immediately upon opening the door, the police noted that the roommate had red marks on his face and a small laceration on the middle of his forehead.
He agreed that the man and Whittington had come to the apartment to retrieve belongings but he said Whittington began yelling at him and initiated a confrontation. The roommate claimed that Whittington hit him with a small wooden rod and the man threw him to the floor. When he was on the ground, he claimed Whittington kicked him in the head.
The man then retreated to the bedroom and dialed 9-1-1.
The police, after hearing the roommate’s story, spoke again to Whittington and she allegedly admitted to kicking the roommate in the head while he was lying on the floor. Whittington, a 30 year old white female, was charged with battery. She provided a Bridgeview address to the police.