A man was charged with battery after an altercation at Kenwood Liquors after he was caught near 114th and Pulaski when his car tires went flat.
The police responded to Kenwood Liquors at 107th and Cicero after a man allegedly tried to purchase liquor with a credit card that wasn’t valid and then scuffled with a security agent at the store in his attempt to escape.
According to the security agent, he tried to detain Darnell Preston, who was allegedly attempting to leave. Preston was able to overpower the security agent, allegedly tackling him to the ground. But the security agent then used a knife to cut the tires of the car Preston jumped into outside the store.
By the time Oak Lawn police arrived on the scene, on Saturday June 2nd, Preston had left in the car but he didn’t get far. Another officer found the car near 114th and Pulaski where the security agent positively identified Preston.
Preston may have had several reasons to run because he was charged with battery, retail theft, driving on a revoked license and not having valid insurance. He complained that he had a “bump” on his head from his altercation with the security agent.
Preston is a 47 year old black male who provided a Chicago address to the police. The vehicle was towed.