An Oak Forest man faces a weapon charge after being tackled while trying to let the air out of neighbor's truck tires.
Victor M. Vela, 23, of the 4600 block of Oakridge Avenue, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, according to an Oak Forest police report.
Police arrived at about 7 a.m. on Oct. 19 to the 4600 block of Oakridge Avenue and found one man lying on top of another man who was holding a knife, the report states. An officer handcuffed the armed man, Vela, while they determined what happened.
Vela told police that the knife, which had a blade extending from chrome-colored brass knuckles, belonged to him and that he was using it to deflate tires, the report states. He also allegedly had an odor of alcohol on his breath when he spoke with police.
According to the report, Vela used to date the current girlfriend of the victim and did not like him because of the relationship.
The victim tackled Vela after spotting him walking toward the truck.
Vela received the weapon charge because of the brass knuckles, the report states.
Police set bond at $1,500 and issued him a court date of Nov. 8 in Bridgeview Courthouse.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.