A Blue Island man faces a charge of threatening a public official after he got testy Friday with a Chicago police officer who told him to quit smoking and drinking in a South Side bus shelter, authorities said.
Larry E. Hamilton, 42, of the 2100 block of West 121st Place, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday at Cook County Bond Court.
Hamilton was allegedly enjoying a post-work cigarette and a 40-ounce bottle of Colt 45 malt liquor Friday afternoon in a bus shelter near the corner of South Western Avenue and West 63rd Street in West Englewood, according to court documents.
A woman took issue with this and flagged down police on patrol, according to court records. Police told Hamilton to put out the smoke and throw away the beer, according to court documents.
After throwing the beer in the trash, Hamilton told the cops, "I hope someone shoots your --- tonight," according to court records.
Hamilton refused to give the police his ID and wouldn't sign a drinking citation, according to court records.
"I would like to see you ------------- try to take me to jail," Hamilton said, according to court documents.
The officers tried to get Hamilton to put his hands on the squad car, according to court records.
"I'm not putting my hands on that dirty --- pig car," he allegedly said. Police grappled with Hamilton as they took him into custody, according to court documents.
"When I get out of jail, I'm going to get my gun and find you and shoot and kill you," Hamilton told the officers, according to court records. Hamilton was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time, according to court records.
"By the time you get out of jail, that officer will be retired," Cook Bond Court Judge Adam Donald Bourgeois Jr. told Hamilton in court on Sunday.Copyright © 2015, CT Now