The Oak Lawn police stopped a car headed westbound on 95th street at about 3:15 p.m. on September 16th because the driver allegedly changed lanes from the curb lane to the center lane without signaling.
It probably didn’t help the driver that he was driving a car with “In Transit” license plates.
Illinois law allows in transit plates for people transporting the car, such as someone who is transporting it from one state to another to register.
The officer couldn’t find any authorization for Al Ramahi to be using in transit plates.
In this case, the officer reported that Husain Al Ramahi, a 24 year old male, was asked immediately where he was going. Instead of answering the question, he allegedly responded with his own question asking, “why am I being pulled over bro?”
That may be the nicest thing Al Ramahi said according to the police. When he produced an expired insurance card, Al Ramahi was upset that the officer set it on his lap while he looked for a valid card.
Al Ramahi allegedly told the officer that the car he was driving was owned by the dealership but he never mentioned what dealership owned the car. The police claim that the vehicle was actually listed to Al Ramahi but the registration had expired.
The officer asked for an additional squad to the stop because he claimed Al Ramahi was irate. Al Ramahi didn’t have his license with him but the officer checked and he had a valid driver’s license.
When the backup squad arrived, the officers approached the car. Al Ramahi was looking for his own backup and began recording the officers with his cell phone. The officers asked Al Ramahi to exit the car and he allegedly demanded that they “get me a sheriff”.
The officers described a scene in which they repeated commands to exit the car and he continued to refuse while holding his cell phone up to record the officers. Al Ramahi allegedly then reached into a backpack on the front seat and one of the officers grabbed him by the wrist and was able to move him out of the car.
When Al Ramahi was placed into custody, he allegedly called the officers “F…… Pigs”. As he was being transported, he allegedly called one of the officers a “f…… b…ch”.
When he was asked for an emergency phone contact number, he allegedly said the number was “seven zero eight none of your business”. He then allegedly said, “oh, you want my phone number? It’s seven zero eight suck my d…, b…ch”.
His car was towed because he allegedly didn’t have insurance. He was issued citations for failing to signal, operating a vehicle with no insurance, not having a front license plate, displaying an in transit plate when not authorized and obstructing a police officer.