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Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom in Orland Restaurant: Cops

The Tinley Park man also threatened to lock his children in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," police said.

Mark Pawlak. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Mark Pawlak. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.

The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.

A 26-year-old woman who had eaten at Lumes Pancake House on 159th Street with her mother and baby called the police on Pawlak. The woman told police she walked by the table where Pawlak, a woman and two young children were sitting and heard him utter, "You're such little bitches," and, "Stop being little a------s," according to a police report.

The woman "advised she was offended and disturbed by the language being used towards young children and turned around to confront Mark," police said. "While approaching his booth, she heard him say, 'I'm going to lock you two in the hot truck if you don't shut up.'"

The woman then "confronted Mark about his language and tone towards the children," police said. She "related that she advised Mark that his language was offensive and he needed to stop verbally abusing the children. Mark then said, 'Shut the f--k up bitch, f--k you.'"

The woman reportedly "felt threatened by the situation and the left the scene with her mother and newborn baby to call the police while in the parking lot."

Two police officers showed up at Lumes and Pawlak told them the woman was "making up the whole story" and let them know "he never used any foul language," police said.

"Upon speaking further with him, Mark admitted to swearing while at the table but never towards his children or towards" the woman, police said.

The police put Pawlak in handcuffs and hauled him down to the station. They also called the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on him.

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Barb Walker July 16, 2014 at 08:10 AM
I applaud this woman for getting involved on behalf of this poor, abused Mom and her children!!! What must this guy be like when he's NOT in public????!! Clearly this man has issues but he has NO right to take them out on innocent children - or subject anyone else to this deplorable behavior..... We need MORE people who are not afraid to get involved when it is obvious that something is very wrong. God help this family and save these children from a life of misery.
JusticeLeague July 16, 2014 at 09:48 AM
I can't go out without hearing a parent swear and degrade their children in public. They really don't like it when you say something. Usually I say their kid will remember this s**t when it's time to put you in a nursing home.
Coach Chris July 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
Hat's off to this woman who had enough sense and courage to confront this guy. She did the right thing for sure. He needs help.
Tom July 18, 2014 at 10:41 AM
I love the south suburbs. Yes, could happen anywhere but its just so fitting.

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