Oak Lawn police officers didn’t know what they would find after receiving a call at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday July 23rd advising them that three vehicles on Central Avenue were bumping into each other and causing a disturbance.
As the story unraveled, the police heard about punches, a woman being dragged into a car, an attempt to slash tires and a woman threatening one of the officers.
When the police arrived to the area of 107th and Central, they found a few vehicles stopped in the middle of northbound central Avenue and two females standing in the parkway. One of the women was bleeding from her mouth and the other one was standing over the first woman.
The women claimed that they were at Krapil’s having dinner and when they left and were traveling on Central a car exited from 110th and central and stopped in front of their car. The women claimed that the driver of the other car exited his vehicle and started yelling at the two women. According to the women, the man punched one of the women although the officer could only detect some slight redness on her head. After punching the first women, he allegedly then punched the driver and dragged her into his car where he continued to punch her, according to the two Oak Lawn women.
The women claimed he drove into 110th Street and then came out from the dead end street and back onto Central Avenue, where the other woman claims she cut the car off. The woman who claimed to have cut the man off then acted as a superhero of sorts by pulling her friend from the man’s car while claiming the man was continuing his barrage of punches on the woman.
The woman who was “saved” from the punching machine in the car, was described as agitated and uncooperative by the police on the scene. She tried to drive away while the police interviewed the women. She also allegedly walked toward one of the officers calling him a “bitch” and stating that her uncle, who she claimed was a police officer, was going to beat the officer’s ass. When she was asked if she was threatening the officer, she replied honestly allegedly stating “yes”. Even when the paramedics came to the scene, the woman was not cooperative and had to be strapped down in a gurney in the ambulance.
The police noted that there was knife in the woman’s car and one of the women said she was going to use it to puncture the four tires of the man.
The man in the car had left but he arrived at the police station as the officer’s were getting the women’s story. The man had a different story claiming that the woman jumped into his car and began attacking him. He had suffered injuries that included a gouge on the bridge of his nose, scratches on the upper part of his right arm, scratches and bruising to the right side of his body. He said that he was acting in self defense and the police believed that his injuries were consistent with the claim of self defense.
The officers labeled the crime as a battery against the man but he signed a waiver of arrest stating that he didn’t want to pursue charges. Both women are a 23 year old Hispanics with the same Oak Lawn address although they are not related. The man is a 53 year old white male with a Chicago Ridge address. None of the names are being published because charges were not filed.