COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man's Friday evening began with a 40-oz Colt 45 and a cigarette at a Chicago Lawn bus stop and ended when he was arrested for making death threats to a Chicago police officer, according to prosecutors and police documents.
A woman flagged down Chicago police in a marked squad Friday evening and said she noticed a man drinking at the CTA bus stop on 63rd Street and Western Avenue, according to police documents.
They found Larry Hamilton, 42, smoking a cigarette and drinking from a 40-oz Colt 45 liquor bottle at the bus stop, according to the documents.
Police asked Hamilton to put out the cigarette, but Hamilton refused, according to police documents. Hamilton allegedly said, "I just got off work and I can smoke if I want to."
The officers again asked him to put out the cigarette and throw out the beer. Hamilton complied but then shouted, "I hope someone shoots your a-- tonight," according to police documents.
The cops got out of the car and were about to issue him citations for drinking and smoking at the bus stop when Hamilton refused to give the officers his ID, according to the documents.
The cops warned Hamilton they would arrest him and he said, "I ain't signing sh--- I would like to see you mother f-----s try to take me to jail," according to the documents.
Hamilton struggled with cops as they arrested him, and officers used "emergency handcuffing techniques," including escort holds and wristlocks, according to the documents.
Hamilton then told one of the officers, "When I get out of jail I'm going to get my gun, find you and shoot and kill you," according to prosecutors and police documents.
Hamilton, of the 2100 block of West 121st Place in Blue Island, was charged with threatening a public official. He was also cited with having alcohol on CTA property and smoking on CTA property, according to police documents.
In court on Sunday, Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. told Hamilton that by the time he gets out of jail "that officer will be retired." The judge ordered Hamilton held on $100,000 bail.