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Police: Man Spits On Cops, Damages Basement After Drinking

An Orland Park man was also accused of threatening police officers with beatings, after they came to stop him from damaging items in a house.

A 20-year-old Orland Park man is facing an aggravated assault charge, after police said he threatened to beat them up and spat at them, while they were arresting him for damaging walls and doors in a basement.

The was called about a domestic dispute in the 15000 block of Castlebar Lane around 5:05 a.m. Dispatch relayed that a man was out of control, screaming and had to be held down by two men, according to a report.

Officers found the man in the basement on the floor and held down by two other men, police said. The two men said the man they held never swung at them, but did punch wooden folding doors in the basement so many times they broke into several pieces, according to the report. The officer smelled alcohol coming from the restrained man’s breath, police said.

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A woman at the house said she had rebuffed his advances, after he came into the house very drunk that morning, and that’s when he started punching the doors, according to the report. He also punched holes in the basement walls, but didn’t swing at the woman, police said.

The two men who held him down heard the damage, and went down to the basement to restrain him until officers arrived, according to the report.

While he was being placed in custody, he kept attempting to pull away, threatened to beat up officers arresting him and lunged at an officer in a threatening way after he was handcuffed, police said. The man also spat at an officer while he was being placed into a squad car’s back seat, and continued to spit and kick the back of the car, according to the report.

One officer had to put a spit shield over his face, police said.

Dagoberto Ramirez, Jr., 20, of the 15000 block of Castlebar Lane in Orland Park, was charged with criminal damage to property, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and aggravated assault against a police officer.

He was in court for a bond hearing on August 10.

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Daniella Carmody August 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Seems like he was in a blackout.

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