Burger King Blow-up Sparked by Rude Whopper Order: Weird Crimes

Pot possession charge for Chicago man at White Castle • Thief finds illegal way to plan a wedding • Harvey man accused of smelly crime • Man looking for a boost steals supplements ... This week's roundup of weird crime news in the Southland.

Pot Possession Charge At White Castle

May 8: Harold and Kumar would be proud of this trip to White Castle.

Joseph Bermejo, 27, of the 9200 block of Brandon Avenue, Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, according to an Evergreen Park report. Police saw a car in the rear parking lot of White Castle, 2555 W. 95th St., and reported smelling an odor of marijuana coming from it. When the car tried to leave, a cigar was tossed out of the window. About 0.7 gram of a substance that tested positive for marijuana was found.

Read more on Evergreen Park Patch

'Rude' Request for Whopper Leads to Fight Between Fast Food Employees

May 12: A fight broke out between two workers at Burger King over the rude way one employee asked the other to make a burger.

Police were called at about 1:24 p.m. to the fast food restaurant, 18301 S. Harlem Ave., because of a fight between two employees, according to a report.

A witness told police a female employee asked her male coworker “in a rude way” to make a Whopper sandwich, according to the report.

After being told by the man to watch what she was saying, the woman responded by saying “You are 27 years old and still live at home and have a job at Burger King.” According to the report, that comment ignited the argument.

The female coworker had argued with another employee within the past several weeks, according to the report. The male coworker has been with Burger King for five years and never had an incident with another employee.

No one was hit during the argument and witnesses did not recall hearing or seeing anyone threatened.

Neither employee was arrested.

Read more on Tinley Park Patch

Wedding Accessory Thief

May 8: Something old, something new, something borrowed ...

A man was spotted concealing wedding accessories in a bag at about 4:40 p.m. inside Jo-Ann Fabrics, 17920 Halsted St., according to a report. The thief ran out of the store and then took off in a car when an employee approached. No arrest was reported by police.

Read more on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch

Theft of Calvin Klein Cologne

May 9: One Harvey man probably smelled better than most at this court appearance.

 Timothy Horton, 43, of the 15700 block of Willard Avenue, Harvey, was charged with retail theft, according to a report. He is accused of placing one $55 bottle of Calvin Klein men's cologne in his jacket at around 8:25 p.m. and leaving Kohl's, 17620 Halsted St., without paying. He was due on May 10 in Markham court.

Read more on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch

Supplement Theft

May 14: Who know pumping up was so expensive?

More than $1,600 worth of supplements were stolen from GNC, 7380 191st St., according to a report. Police said a customer walked out at about 11:06 a.m. with five Chrome P6 Extreme and seven Chrome P6 Extreme Bonus supplements while a store employee was speaking with another customer. The combined value of the products is $1649.88.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound black man with short hair, and was wearing a dark gray sweater, the report stated.

Read more on Tinley Park Patch


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fred May 19, 2013 at 03:02 AM
'Rude' Request for Whopper Leads to Fight Between Fast Food Employees... no punches thrown and THEY CALLED THE COPS! Common, what a waste of tax dollars.


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