Employee Draws Scary Stick Figures, and More
Also in today's police blotter, a bicycle is taken from a garage and a megaphone is stolen from Odyssey Country Club.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
Bike Snagged From Garage
A man living in the 8100 block of 167th Place in Tinley Park said someone stole his Peugeot Triathlon bicycle overnight. The bike was about 24 years old, according to the report, and worth around $100. The resident said he believed he shut the garage door but when he woke up in the morning, it was open. Police believe the door was unlocked, allowing someone to enter manually.
Christopher C. Grill, 22, of the 7000 block of 170th Place in Tinley Park, was arrested around 2:45 p.m. at his home on a warrant out of Will County for possession of a controlled substance.
THURSDAY, JULY 26
Megaphone Taken From Odyssey
A manager at Odyssey Fun World, 19111 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, said that sometime around 9:45 p.m., a teenager stole a $100 megaphone from the property. The megaphone was sitting near a loading door on the west side of the building, police said. A witness saw a boy who appeared to be in his teens remove the megaphone and get into a car being driven by someone else. A video surveillance video of the incident was turned over to police.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Employee Draws Scary Stick Figures
Managers from a local business went to the Tinley Park Police Department after finding disturbing pictures on a former employee's computer that depicted murder and violence.
Police said the 25-year-old New Lenox woman had been fired at the start of her work day at a business on the south end of town on July 30. She was terminated for minor infractions, poor job performance and attendance, according to the report.
A few hours after she'd left, an administrator began downloading important documents the fired employee had been working on from her computer. The administrator came across four files that appeared suspicious and found them to be "computer-generated drawings of what appeared to be portrayal against employees."
" … The stick figure drawings in the files show four figures representing (the terminated employee) having interaction with two department employees and her boyfriend, who also works at (the business)," the report said. "The (woman's) stick figure kills or hurts other stick figures in the drawings which represent other employees."
The figures represented the woman's boyfriend, her boss and two other colleagues, police said.
"The female stick figure shows the killing or hurting of the other stick figures with a rifle, sword and breasts," the report said.
Managers said the former employee only had one incident of violence during her two-year stint at the company in which she fought with another employee at their annual Christmas party.
Employees may pursue orders of protection against the woman, the report said. She will no longer be allowed on the premises.
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