A Palos man faces multiple charges in Oak Lawn after calling the police to report a burglary to the car he had parked outside Starbucks at 110th and Cicero, with the engine running.
Sanad Hafiz Mohamad told the police that he had gone to his doctor on 111th Street in Alsip and received a prescription for 60 Adderall pills. A few hours after the doctor’s visit, Mohamad claimed that he drove to a Walgreen’s in Hickory Hills and picked up the prescription. He then said he left Walgreen’s and went to the Starbucks at 111th and Cicero for a beverage.
When he went inside, Mohamad claimed that he left his prescription of Adderall in the center console with the vehicle conveniently running. When he returned to the vehicle, Mohamad told the police that the pills were gone.
The first officer on the scene noted that the car contained several cell phones and a few other personal items, like a wallet and Apple Watch, inside the car. The officer was suspicious and asked Mohamad why a perpetrator would take the Adderall but leave expensive items in the car. Mohamad allegedly agreed that it was unusual allegedly stating, “I know it may seem like I’m lying but I’m not.”
The officer asked for identification and called the doctor to verify Mohamad’s story. That’s when the wheels came off and the story began to unwind. The doctor agreed that Mohamad was a patient but he had provided the Adderall prescription a week earlier. According to the doctor, Mohamad wanted a refill and the doctor refused. He apparently told Mohamad that the only way he could legitimately give a refill is if the pills were stolen and there was an actual police report.
This caper was becoming easier than a Batman television episode to solve. Mohamad had gone to the doctor that day but according to the doctor, he gave him a prescription for Amoxicillin due to an illness. The visit had not occurred hours earlier as Mohamad had told the police but instead was only a few minutes earlier than when he called to report the theft.
Things began to turn from bad to worse for Mohamad because the police checked his identification and discovered an outstanding warrant. He was placed in custody on the warrant charge and the police allege that a subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded handgun and ammunition. Mohamad told the police that he previously had a Firearm Owners Identification Card and a Concealed Carry License but he thought those had been revoked.
Despite facing the charges of unlawful use of a weapon and filing a false police report, Mohamad almost made it worse by allegedly asking to be allowed to call his brother because the brother knows a lot of politicians, according to Mohamad, and maybe something could be worked out to prevent the police from towing his car. The police didn’t allow him to make the call and the car was towed.
Sanad Hafiz Mohamad, 24 year old white male with a Palos address, was charged on August 23rd with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a felony count of filing a false police report, and possession of ammunition without a FOID card. He was also arrested on the outstanding warrant that was issued for an alleged disorderly conduct charge.