By Devin Rose
A 21-year-old Oak Park man was arrested in the 1000 block of Fillmore Street, the early morning of June 5, and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
An officer saw four people walking eastbound on Fillmore Street across traffic and initiated a stop. The 21-year-old began shouting profanities and making threats to the officer, who requested additional units. The man sat down but continued to yell and put his hands alternately in his front and rear pants pockets. The officer ordered him to remove them, but he refused.
The man finally said he had brass knuckles in his pocket, and the officer removed them and arrested the man. Besides the felony unlawful use of a weapon charge, he was also charged with threatening a public official, also a felony, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and being a pedestrian under the influence of alcohol. He was held with no bond.