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Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom in Orland Restaurant: Cops

The Tinley Park man also threatened to lock his children in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," police said.

Mark Pawlak. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Mark Pawlak. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.

The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.

A 26-year-old woman who had eaten at Lumes Pancake House on 159th Street with her mother and baby called the police on Pawlak. The woman told police she walked by the table where Pawlak, a woman and two young children were sitting and heard him utter, "You're such little b-----," and, "Stop being little a------s," according to a police report.

The woman "advised she was offended and disturbed by the language being used towards young children and turned around to confront Mark," police said. "While approaching his booth, she heard him say, 'I'm going to lock you two in the hot truck if you don't shut up.'"

The woman then "confronted Mark about his language and tone towards the children," police said. She "related that she advised Mark that his language was offensive and he needed to stop verbally abusing the children. Mark then said, 'Shut the ---- up b-----, ---- you.'"

The woman reportedly "felt threatened by the situation and the left the scene with her mother and newborn baby to call the police while in the parking lot."

Two police officers showed up at Lumes and Pawlak told them the woman was "making up the whole story" and let them know "he never used any foul language," police said.

"Upon speaking further with him, Mark admitted to swearing while at the table but never towards his children or towards" the woman, police said.

The police put Pawlak in handcuffs and hauled him down to the station. They also called the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on him.

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Ann W. July 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Karen's synopsis is very credible and logical. I work in a field that often involves the police and child protective services. They don't have the resources or time to deal with frivolous situations. It is beyond more than likely that the police and DCFS observations yielded enough to intervene.
Hugh Hendry July 24, 2014 at 08:00 AM
There should be a recourse for diners who have to endure screaming babies/children while trying to enjoy their meal. Too bad ignoring your badly behaving children while you text or yak on your cell phone isn't punishable by being carted off in handcuffs. I see a whole different dining experience happening.
Tony July 24, 2014 at 08:08 AM
Eating a meal at a pancake house is not a dining experience.
Igor July 24, 2014 at 08:40 AM
It is if you're paying for it.
Ned July 24, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Watch your words carefully in American today, even if you use sayings "Your dead if you do that" for instance you could wind up in handcuffs. How many times did our fathers or grandfathers use expressions that can be taken differently in 1984 America. We are watched and now we can get arrested for what we say, we are sliding down a slippery slope people.

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