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Steep Bill at Outriggers Spurs Attack That Sends Manager to Hospital

A Mokena man has been charged with battery after police said he wrestled the Tinley restaurant manager to the ground and broke his ribs in a dispute over the bill. Charges may be upgraded.

A Mokena man who sent a restaurant manager to the hospital with broken ribs and a collapsed lung on March 18 faces battery charges, according to a Tinley Park police report.

Distraught over his supposedly high bill, Donovan L. Campbell, 40, of the 11100 block of McGovney Street in Mokena, confronted the manager at Outriggers around 10 p.m. last Friday, slapped him in the face and punched his chest when asked to leave, police said.

Witnesses told police that Campbell then put the 55-year-old manager in a choke hold and wrestled him to the ground. Restaurant employees eventually freed their boss and restrained Campbell until police arrived.

Campbell’s ex-wife and 8-year-old son were taken to the Tinley Park police station so they could find a safe ride home. She was too drunk to drive, police said.

The manager was taken to Palos Community Hospital complaining of chest pains and later transferred to Christ Medical Center. He suffered eight broken ribs and a collapsed lung, police said.

Campbell was charged with battery, though police said they will speak with the manager once he’s released from the hospital about upgrading the charges to aggravated battery.

Keith Liebermann February 24, 2012 at 06:20 PM
The patron was wrong, but in Illinois the law states that it is ILLEGAL for an establishment to sell liquor to an intoxicated person or sell enough to get a person intoxicated. Unless of course any of the parties are mexican, then they don't have to obey any laws they don't likew. Especially in Cook County!
citizen X July 26, 2012 at 05:19 AM
The manager is the owner, and I've seen him threaten a multitude of patrons. He once served questionable lobster to a mother and son on their birthday. When they nicely complained, he exploded!!! He called them names and acted like a madman. They called the police on him, but alas, nothing could really be done to him. I can tell you from personal experience, he probably provoked and deserved it!!
Carrie Frillman July 26, 2012 at 01:59 PM
"Not me," swearing is not allowed on the site. Your comment has been deleted. For a refresher on the terms of use, click this link: http://tinleypark.patch.com/terms. Have a great day!
Ben Feldheim July 26, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Just a reminder that cursing isn't allowed in comments.
Summer July 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
not me.... You have a filthy mouth and honestly I am surprised that PATCH has allowed your moments! Go find a bar of soap and stick it in your mouth............

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