Updated: December 13, 2013 6:03AM
Here is a look at crime reports in the Southland.
News includes Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Midlothian and Country Club Hills.
A 15-year-old girl, an Andrew High School student, told police a strange man took pictures of her Oct. 28 while she walked to her school bus stop at Nottingham Drive and Ozark Avenue.
Police said the man was in a light-blue sport utility vehicle parked in front of a home in the 7700 block of Nottingham Drive. The girl said he took pictures of her with a camera phone.
She described him as white, about 25 years old with blond hair and a thin build. Andrew High School was notified of the incident, police said.
An elderly couple were victimized by a ruse burglary when a man persuaded them to let him into their house by telling them their neighbor’s home had flooded and he wanted to test their water, police said.
The victims told police the man frequently spoke Spanish through a walkie-talkie during the 30 minutes he was there and then abruptly left the house in the 15300 block of LeClaire Avenue. The couple said they believed a second man entered the house through the back door and stole jewelry from their bedroom, police said.
Food dispute turns dangerous
An employee of Wendy’s restaurant, 14801 Cicero Ave., was charged with battery after she threw hot grease at a customer during a dispute over an incorrect food order, police said.
Tiaka Evans, 22, 1432 Forest Place, Calumet City, and other workers got into an argument with three men in a car over the men getting the wrong food in the drive-through lane, police said.
After getting a new order, the men saw that it was again wrong, parked the car and approached the restaurant on foot, getting into an argument with Evans near the back door, police said.
One of the men, a 20-year-old Midlothian resident, told police that Evans asked another employee to hand her a tray of hot grease and then flung it at his face. Evans said the victim tried to hit her before she threw the grease at him, which the victim denied.
When officers arrived, the victim was covered in grease and his face and head appeared red and swollen, according to police.
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Attempted robbery goes nowhere
A 62-year-old store clerk foiled a masked teenager who tried to rob a beauty supply shop Oct. 30, according to police.
They said the teen was wearing a black-and-red mask and lingering outside Coco Beauty Supply, 4163 W. 183rd St., when the clerk asked if the teen needed help. Police said the boy replied that he needed money and told her to open the cash register, but she saw he was unarmed and took him outside the shop by hand, telling him that the shop owner was in the parking lot and had money. As they went outside, the teen fled on foot, according to police.