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Armed Man Forgot Why He Drove to Oak Forest from Indiana

A 20-year-old Munster man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after police found him sitting in his car with a .22-caliber rifle on Nov. 29.

An Indiana man told cops he didn't know how he ended up pounding on an Oak Forest home after a night of drinking in a different state.

Timothy W. Carlson, 20, of the 7800 block of Jackson Avenue, Munster, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and cited for underage drinking, according to an Oak Forest report.

Oak Forest police were called on a report of someone banging on the door of a home in the 5300 block of Christopher Drive, the report states.

When police arrived, they found Carlson at about 1:43 a.m. on Nov. 29, sitting in his black Chevy that was parked nearby, the report states. On the passenger seat, cops saw a black .22-caliber Ruger rifle with a loaded magazine.

Carlson also had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, the report states. He told police that he was drinking with friends in Indiana and didn't know how he ended up in Oak Forest. The rifle belongs to Carlson, which he said he uses to shoot squirrels and rabbits.

Carlson is due on Jan. 3 in Bridgeview court.

Police blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.
Bob Laird December 03, 2013 at 10:34 PM
but occifer, I don't need a fowyd card. i'm frum injianna. hic.

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