Orland Man Charged in Connection With Tinley Carjacking

Tinley Park police arrested a man on Friday who they said played a part in stealing a car from an old lady after threatening to shoot her.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a carjacking that occurred last week outside a local dollar store.

Michael J. Kroll, 23, of Orland Park, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of vehicular hijacking, according to a news release sent today by . He appeared in a Bridgeview courtroom this morning, where his bail was set at $750,000.

Though the report doesn't detail Kroll's role in the hijacking, it says charges stem on Harlem Avenue where two men approached a woman in her 90s and asked her for directions. The woman was getting into her car at the time, police said. 

One of the men ordered the woman out of her 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass and grabbed her purse before driving away. The duo threatened to shoot the woman but didn't show a gun, police have said. The woman wasn't seriously injured.

An official from the was not immediately available for comment around 5 p.m. 

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Dee Emm December 05, 2011 at 11:56 PM
You misearable P.O.S. I hope your cellie at Cook Co puts you on the stroll. Carjacking an old lady? WTF is wrong with you, you rotten excuse for a human being. Try it, I BEG you, try it with some armed citizen that you think you can bully. You need to be airated.
Eileen December 06, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Hope they catch the other idiot involved in this. There should be a special place in hell for people who do this kind of thing to an elderly woman. Cowards.
cingularmannnnnnn@yahoo.com December 06, 2011 at 02:11 PM
kill him now
Opinion 1 December 06, 2011 at 02:59 PM
A true idiot. Why would you try to carjack an elderly person? What in the world has she ever done to you. You are a boil on the butt of humanity!
Homewood Jim December 06, 2011 at 03:32 PM
If Illinois was NOT the only state in the U.S. without concealed-carry, there would be hope that the victim would have pulled out her piece and dispatched this miserable POS straight to hell. But no. Our legislators know better. Once again it is demonstrated - when seconds matter, help is only minutes away.
Carin December 06, 2011 at 05:19 PM
I feel for crimes like these, there should be an additional punishment of being kicked in the testicles. His parents must be proud.
Laughing Carol December 06, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Please, in future, avoid the disrespectful term "old lady." We "old ladies" are sensitive about the way you young whippersnappers portray us. "Elderly woman" or the gender- neutral terms "senior citizen" or "90-year-old" are preferable.
justiceforall December 06, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Isnt this the same guy that through a chair through a window at hollsteins in tinley not too long ago....what a nutjob
justiceforall December 06, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Or he was the one who fought a cab driver cuz he thought the fare was too much....either way I know I just read this guys name in the police blotter in the past few weeks....Repeat offender, he should be put away for a long time
Kelly December 09, 2011 at 04:41 AM
oh this isnt his first time stealing someones car... a elderly lady maybe.. but he also stole his best friends car from their house and ran... they got the car back but still.. hes gona get what he diserves and thats that...


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