After being a passenger in a vehicle that was towed after the driver was arrested, Cayetta Williams was released from the scene but promptly found herself in trouble with the law.
The Oak Lawn police were called to the Gateway Motel when Williams allegedly refused to leave the lobby of the establishment. According to the police, Williams had been the passenger in a car in the previous incident and was already cranking with officers who claimed she was protesting the arrest of the driver and the fact the car was towed.
She apparently walked to the Gateway Motel on 95th Street about about 4 a.m. on Monday, January 7th. An employee at the motel told the police that Williams had been falling asleep in the lobby. Most motels prefer that guests sleep in the rooms.
In any case, the hotel employee called two different cab companies for Williams who allegedly entered each cab and then immediately exited the cabs and returned to the motel lobby. The problem may have been financial because the police asked Williams if she had any credit cards or money. She reportedly replied that she did not have any cards or cash.
The officer provided Williams with two choices: She could walk to her home or she could wait at the Oak Lawn Police Department lobby for someone to pick her up. Williams declined those options. The officer then asked if she could provide a number to him to call someone to assist her in the quest to return home. She declined that offer also.
The officer, having exhausted possibilities, told Williams that she couldn’t nap in the lobby of the motel. He suggested that she walk. According to the police, Williams did not take kindly to any of the suggestions and the last one made her “irate”.
The officer reported that he gave Williams time to leave after ordering her to do so but she made no attempt to leave the lobby. The officer explained that her failure to leave the premises would result in her arrest.
She once again refused to leave and was handcuffed. While being transported to the police station, Williams reportedly was irate and the officer reported difficulty in walking her to the squad car and placing her in a seat belt.
Williams, according to the police, was uncooperative during the intake process and search. The police reported that Williams refused to follow directions, kept turning around while being booked and had to be brought to a separate room while being searched.
When the police personnel tried to lock her cell door, she allegedly used her body to ram the door and keep it slightly open. Eventually, the police personnel closed the door.
Eventually, in a cell, she laid down.
Williams, a 33 year old black female, with a Chicago address, was charged with Criminal Trespass to Property.