Updated: April 11, 2014 6:09AM
in tax dispute
A tax preparer pulled a handgun on a customer’s boyfriend after the man threatened to beat him up during a dispute over fees charged at Liberty Tax, 1521 Western Ave., according to police.
Brian Holbrook, 34, 241 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was charged with assault in the Feb. 11 incident, which began when he confronted the victim over $500 in additional fees that he said his girlfriend was charged regarding her income tax return.
The 45-year-old victim told police that Holbrook threatened to hurt him, and he pulled out his gun because he felt threatened.
Holbrook denied threatening the tax preparer, whom police said had a valid firearm owner’s ID card.
Quite a case
of the munchies
More than $17,000 worth of Frito-Lay products were stolen March 1 when a loaded truck was taken from the company’s facility at 4170 W. 166th St., police said.
The truck’s GPS system showed that it was stolen about 6 p.m., and police were able to track the cab to the 900 block of 38th Place in Chicago, where Chicago police recovered it.
The trailer later was found emptied at a different location in Chicago, police said.
A company employee had left the truck’s keys inside the cab before the theft, according to police.
Bar patron robbed,
Police are searching for an unknown man who attacked and robbed a bar customer before stealing his car and crashing it in a rollover accident last month, police said.
The 23-year-old victim, an Orland Park resident, told police he was punched in the back of his head from behind shortly after leaving Durbin’s, 8649 W. 144th Place, about 2 a.m. Feb. 27. After falling to the ground, the victim said he was punched repeatedly in the face and head.
Police said the robber, described as a Hispanic man in his 20s wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, stole car keys and an iPhone and then fled in the victim’s car.
The car was involved minutes later in a rollover accident at 159th Street and Interstate 57, according to police.
They said the victim’s phone and keys were found in the car, but the robber was gone by the time police responded to the accident.