Police Blotter: May 7

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Woman charged with battery after Burger King altercation

Police arrested an Evanston woman Tuesday in connection with attacking a Burger King manager, officials said.

The manager of the Burger King, 1740 Orrington Ave., told officers Tuesday morning a female customer attacked her earlier in the day, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The 49-year-old customer complained to the manager that the roof was leaking and her seat was wet, and she became angry, police said. As the manager went to go check on the roof, she saw the customer fill a complimentary water cup with orange soda from the soda machine, Dugan said. When the manager told the woman she had to pay for the drink, the woman threw the soda at her, Dugan said.

The Evanston woman then followed the manager behind the counter and pushed her, punched her and pulled her hair, Dugan said. Police who were called to Burger King saw the manager had red bruising around her eye, Dugan said.

The 49-year-old woman was charged with misdemeanor battery and is scheduled to appear in court June 10.

Doormat stolen from south Evanston

Someone took a doormat that said “Go away” from a doorstep Tuesday night, police said.

The 43-year-old resident of the house in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue told responding officers his neighbor, with whom he has been feuding, may be involved in the theft, Dugan said. The doormat, stolen Tuesday night, is valued at about $20, police said.

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