Clerk Poked in the Eye, Soda Spiked with Sanitizer, Park Employee Threatened
Elmhurst police report incidents of anger taken too far.
A customer at the Mobil Gas station, 1000 N. York Road, became upset after an employee asked him if he wanted the blue or green pack of cigarettes at 8:41 p.m. Nov. 9. The offender started swearing at the employee and poked him in the eye after the employee took the cigarettes back. The employee pressed the lock button under the counter, but the offender eventually got out, police said. The offender is a regular at the station. Surveillance video shows the incident.
Police are investigating an incident involving a former employee of Burger King, 620 W. North Ave., that occurred at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 3. The employee was upset that a manager told her to clean the dishes, so she reportedly put a chemical dish sanitizer in the manager's soft drink. The victim became sick from drinking the beverage and went to a doctor. The victim reported the incident to the district manager, who spoke to the suspect and claims the suspect confessed to the incident. The suspect has been fired, but she also agreed to come to the police station on Nov. 14 to provide further information.
At 9:16 a.m. Nov. 6, an employee of a business on the 800 block of North Larch Avenue received a threatening voicemail message from a former employee who was terminated 11 months prior and denied unemployment benefits.
An Elmhurst Park District employee was threatened by members of a soccer team during a game at Berens Park, 400 North Oaklawn, at 8:23 p.m. Nov. 9. The victim told police that a player was arguing and swearing at the official during the game, so he told the player to leave. The player and his teammates then began to swear at the victim, refused to leave and threatened to beat up the victim. No complaints were signed.