Finger-licking Trouble for Man Named Innocent
Aug. 21: A Posen man called "Innocent" stopped for chicken in Midlothian and left a small boy locked inside an SUV on a hot day, police said.
Innocent N. Dioh, 47, of the 14800 block of South California Avenue, Posen, was charged with endangering the life or health of a child, Midlothian police said.
Officers were called at about 6:37 p.m. to KFC, 14559 S. Pulaski Rd., to investigate a report of a child locked in a vehicle with the windows rolled up, police said. They found a small boy belted into a car seat in a green Land Rover.
The windows on the SUV were rolled all the way up and the doors were locked, police said. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature had reached 87 degrees at the time the child was found. The caller told police that the driver, Dioh, was inside the fast-food chicken restaurant.
Cops found Dioh standing by the counter and escorted him to the parking lot, police said. Dioh said he was only getting food and had left the driver's side window rolled down about 1 inch.
A manager at KFC informed police Dioh had placed an order in the drive-through, but parked his car and went into the restaurant. Another customer came asking about the boy left in the SUV. The manager called police after Innocent went outside but returned to the restaurant without the child.
Dioh admitted to walking out to the car while the child was crying and rolling down the window, police said. He also told officers went into the restaurant because he didn't like waiting in line at the drive-through. Police called the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services about the incident, who were able to get the child back to his mother.
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Take Her Heavy Breathing Away
Aug. 22: A Tinley Park woman has been on receiving end of more than 30 creepy phone calls from an unknown caller who might have a breathing problem.
The harassing calls started up about a month ago for the woman, Tinley Park police said. The woman blocked her phone number but the calls kept coming.
A restricted number called her about 30 times at 3 a.m. on July 29. Another 10 calls were made to her cell phone the next morning, police said.
Another call from a restricted number came at about noon on Aug. 20, police said. This time, the Tinley Park woman answered. A young female voice on the other end began laughing. "Shut the [blank] up [blank]," the voice said. "When I see you, I am going to kill you." The Tinley Park woman warned the voice that she was going to call the police.
Three more calls came on Aug. 22 but all the Tinley park woman could hear was heavy breathing on the other end, police said. That's when she decided to call police. The phone rang a fourth time that day from the restricted number while police were talking with the victim. An officer answered and, after hearing the same heavy breathing the woman heard, warned the caller that she could be arrested if the harassment continued.
No arrests were reported but complaints were going to be signed.
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Aug. 21: It's hard enough being a security job when they aren't getting spit in the face.
Mariusz Rosa, 41, of the 7800 block of South Neenah Avenue, Burbank, was charged with battery, according to an Evergreen Park police report. He was accused of spitting in a security officer's face at about 6:43 a.m. inside Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St.
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