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POLICE: Oak Forest Man Pinched for Hollering in Hooters

Cops say Joseph Mena was not using his indoor voice.

An Oak Forest man was charged with disorderly conduct for hollering inside of Hooters and frightening the staff, reports said.

Oak Lawn Police were summoned to the restaurant at 9159 S. Cicero Ave. around 9:25 p.m. Feb. 9, to deal with an alleged unruly customer.

Officers greeted a man later identified as Joseph Mena, 52, in the parking lot.

According to the report, Mena was extremely intoxicated when he arrived at Hooters. The manager instructed the bartenders not to serve Mena any alcoholic beverages.

Police said that when Mena was refused service, he grew irate and started shouting profanities at the manager and wait staff, which made them feel uncomfortable.

Mena allegedly refused the manager’s request to leave the premises.

An off-duty Oak Lawn cop identified himself and asked Mena to leave the restaurant. Mena again refused and continued to shout profanities.

The off-duty cop escorted Mena out of the restaurant, where he was met in the parking lot by responding officers.

The manager signed complaints for disorderly conduct and police told Mena not to return to Hooters, reports said.

Mena was placed under arrest and transported to the Oak Lawn police station. He has a court hearing on March 12.



Dan February 17, 2014 at 07:50 AM
give him something to shout about,like the bullpen at county.
Patricia Trujillo February 17, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Any word on martine Rodriguez

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