Man Uses Merry Go Round While Fleeing Mall Security
A Glenwood man was asked repeatedly to leave Orland Square Mall after grabbing a security guard’s Segway, but stopped for a few spins around the children’s ride before leaving.
Orland Square Mall security had to prevent a Glenwood man from re-entering the mall through a loading dock, after he grabbed a security guard’s Segway and avoided guards by jumping on a Merry Go Round.
On Jan. 12, the Orland Park Police Department was called about a suspicious man in a dock corridor of Orland Square Mall around 8:10 a.m., and found a man there with several security guards. Security said the man caused a disturbance and was asked to leave the mall “six or seven times,” according to the report. Security said one guard was riding a Segway scooter while on patrol, and the man grabbed the steering column for no stated reason, police said.
The man was told not to grab the Segway again, and that he would have to leave the mall, according to the report. The man walked away and was then spotted by security doing pushups near the children’s jungle gym, police said. Once confronted by security there, the man ran and jumped onto the Merry Go Round, stepping off the ride when security would get on, and getting back on when they would step off, police said.
Security told the man to leave again, but he stood inside doors of the main hallway between Sears and Carson Pirie Scott and refused to leave, according to the report. The man eventually left, but was seen walking toward open loading dock doors, where guards stopped him and called police.
While the man was being processed he talked to himself, and did not answer officers’ questions, police said.
Wardellas L. Richmond, 44, of the 500 block of Harper in Glenwood, was charged with criminal trespass to property and disorderly conduct.
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