Video: Man attacks 2 off-duty Ill. cops working security
Carlos Kehl spat in the face of one of the security guards, both of whom are employed as officers in another suburb and were off duty
By Mike Nolan
The Daily Southtown
CHICAGO — A Chicago man faces several charges following a profanity-laced tirade Saturday outside an Orland Park family entertainment center that was captured on video and shared through social media, officials said.
Carlos D. Kehl, 33, of the 1000 block of 104th Street, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of assault during the altercation. He was arrested after 2 p.m. outside Gizmos Fun Factory, 66 Orland Square Drive, after security officers at the business asked Orland Park police for assistance.
A video posted and shared showed Kehl at one point holding one of the guards in a headlock in a struggle outside the building, and a few seconds later the officer chasing the man and spraying something toward him as Kehl ran into the parking lot. Kehl also spat in the face of one of the security guards, both of whom are employed as police officers in another suburb and were off duty, according to Orland Park Police Lt. Kenneth Rosinski.
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Kehl was inside the business and was yelling and using foul language and was asked by a manager to calm down and watch his language, noting there were several children around, Rosinski said Monday. When Kehl didn't comply, the manager asked the security guards to escort the man out and Kehl defiantly told them "make me leave," Rosinski said.
The video, taken outside the front doors of the business, shows Kehl yelling and swearing at the guards. At one point a woman walks out, takes Kehl by the hand and leads him away from the officers, although he resists and the security guards follow him into the parking lot as Orland Park police arrive. An Orland Park officer yells at Kehl to "get down on the ground," and he is handcuffed and placed in the back of an Orland police vehicle.
During a hearing Sunday, bail for Kehl was set at $500,000 and he is due in court in Bridgeview on Tuesday, according to sheriff's police records.
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