COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Angry that his car had been impounded, a neighborhood watch volunteer allegedly called 911 and threatened to "shoot up" a police station if he didn't get it back, court officials said.
When Jerome Osborne, 50, was arrested Feb. 15 for drinking and driving, Chicago police impounded his 2000 Chevy Blazer, according to court records.
The following day, about 3 a.m., Osborne dialed 911 and "threatened to shoot up" the Austin District station if his vehicle was not returned, Cook County Assistant State's Attoney Lorraine Scaduto said Thursday.
Osborne, who lives in the 4000 of West Washington Street, was arrested Tuesday. According to his attorney, he volunteers for the neighborhood watch program.
On Thursday, Cook County Judge Edward Harmening set Osborne's bail at $50,000 on charges of disorderly conduct and making a false report to 911.