Police: Chicago Ridge Man Arrested for Holding Orland Hills Woman in Car Against Her Will

There are 20 comments on the May 23, 2012, Patch.com story titled Police: Chicago Ridge Man Arrested for Holding Orland Hills Woman in Car Against Her Will. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Frankfort Police arrested a Chicago Ridge man early Monday morning for unlawful restraint after holding an 18-year-old Orland Hills woman against her will in his car, a police official said.

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Ben Dover

Glen Ellyn, IL

#1 May 24, 2012
Wonder if it was taxpayer?
nope

Manhattan, IL

#2 May 25, 2012
Ben Dover wrote:
Wonder if it was taxpayer?
It was Matt
Resident

Chicago Ridge, IL

#3 May 28, 2012
Matthew Wydra, 26, of the 5800 block of 107th Street in Chicago Ridge, also was charged with reckless driving, speeding more than 40 mph over the limit, speeding in a construction zone and possession of child pornography, which was found during a search of Wydra's car, said Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan. He is being held in Will County Jail on $50,000 bail, and his next court date is June 11.
Bar

Chicago, IL

#4 May 29, 2012
Resident wrote:
Matthew Wydra, 26, of the 5800 block of 107th Street in Chicago Ridge, also was charged with reckless driving, speeding more than 40 mph over the limit, speeding in a construction zone and possession of child pornography, which was found during a search of Wydra's car, said Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan. He is being held in Will County Jail on $50,000 bail, and his next court date is June 11.
hey this guy is qualified to be a CR trustee.... or Park District employee....
Ridge resident

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 5, 2012
Matt is a very mentally ill person, he suffers from bi polar, and meds do not help. Just sad. I'm very happy Matt did not phyically hurt anyone, he is not a monster, just a lost soul that science can't help
Furious

Steger, IL

#6 Jun 26, 2012
It is a shame that when someone commits a crime it is instantaneously blamed on some type of mental illness. Everyone knows right from wrong and that was wrong. It should have never happened. I am sure this is not his first victim and he is a sick man for having child pornography. Just a sick man that doesn't deserve to be walking around in society. There are millions just like him out there that need to be weeded out and locked away as well. How would you feel if you had a child that fell victim to this man but the outcome was different. You were having to bury your child? Would you be defending him then?
Ridge resident wrote:
Matt is a very mentally ill person, he suffers from bi polar, and meds do not help. Just sad. I'm very happy Matt did not phyically hurt anyone, he is not a monster, just a lost soul that science can't help
Ridge resident

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 27, 2012
Furious, until you deal with some one who is bi polar, you have no clue. A manic bi polar person is highly delusional, hallucinate, and have no idea what right from wrong is. Dealing with this decease with two people, YES I WOULD STILL DEFEND HIM. He needs to in an mental institution, not a prison.
Excuses

United States

#8 Jun 27, 2012
So tired of hearing excuses for people committing crimes. The guy needs to man up and accept responsibility for their actions, and whoever makes excuses for him should have one of their loved ones kidnapped and see how they like it.
pyro man

Manhattan, IL

#9 Jun 27, 2012
Furious wrote:
<quoted text>It is a shame that when someone commits a crime it is instantaneously blamed on some type of mental illness. Everyone knows right from wrong and that was wrong. It should have never happened. I am sure this is not his first victim and he is a sick man for having child pornography. Just a sick man that doesn't deserve to be walking around in society. There are millions just like him out there that need to be weeded out and locked away as well. How would you feel if you had a child that fell victim to this man but the outcome was different. You were having to bury your child? Would you be defending him then?
There is no right and wrong! All perception ! Hate to say it but it's true
Manhattan Resident

Manhattan, IL

#10 Jun 27, 2012
pyro man wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no right and wrong! All perception ! Hate to say it but it's true
This brings up another subject, say no to drugs.
Meh

Orland Park, IL

#11 Jun 27, 2012
Not to blame the victim, but she put herself in this situation. Getting in a car with a person you just met online, are you insane?
Joliet

AOL

#12 Jun 29, 2012
Maybe he should be in a mental institution but his family should have done this long ago. Why did they wait until something tragic happened and let the system lock him up? He should have been locked up before he had the chance to hurt someone.
Joliet

AOL

#13 Jun 29, 2012
Meh, Not that the victim didn't make a mistake, but she didn't "just" meet him online. They had been online chatters for a while. Let's not get off the subject and blame the victim for this creep's prowling for victims and overall creepiness.
Joliet

AOL

#14 Jun 29, 2012
Excuses, couldn't agree more.
Meh

Orland Park, IL

#15 Jun 29, 2012
For one thing, you misinterpreted my comment to have a temporal factor. The sheer fact of meeting someone online and then meeting that same person in real life is creepy to being with.

Also, I think people don't really understand putting someone in a "mental institution". Involuntary lock ups are only temporary and the state has cut funding for treating mental illness in general. This means that a lot of homeless and prison folk actually have mental illnesses that go untreated. BTW, something tragic did not happen, no one was hurt and the only one hampered by this is matt.
truth

United States

#16 Jun 29, 2012
Joliet wrote:
Maybe he should be in a mental institution but his family should have done this long ago. Why did they wait until something tragic happened and let the system lock him up? He should have been locked up before he had the chance to hurt someone.

Having dealt with a manic bi polar my whole life, they have no control of their mind. Joliet, you make it sound so easy to just ship them to a mental institution. It's not, I'm sure they have tried 1,000 times, I know we did but the institutions always kick them out after a couple weeks. I agree with everything ridge resident said EXCEPT the comment about not going to jail. Regardless, of mental issues, he is responsible for the harm he caused. My family member went to jail on his Manic state and yes I felt bad, but had no issues with him doing time for the crime he caused. It's a terrible disease!!
Joliet

AOL

#17 Jun 29, 2012
Meh, I beg to differ with you. Someone was hurt. This girl was terrorized and if it wasn't for the traffic violations that occured and caused the driver to be pulled over, she would probably not be alive today.
Joliet

AOL

#18 Jun 29, 2012
Truth, I only mentioned a mental institution because he might get more help than in prison. Someone in his family must claim responsibility for him and see to it that he is put into some kind of setting where he can't hurt anyone again. I don't know what the answer is, but for Matt it is going to be prison for a long time.
Meh

Orland Park, IL

#19 Jun 29, 2012
I agree that the girl went through probably the most traumatic experience in her life, but she's not physically hurt at all. Don't try to heighten her anguish by bringing in possibilities for what could have happened differently. Here's an alternative possibility: that she doesn't get in a car with someone she doesn't know on the night of May 21st and lives a happy life without this incident.

Joliet, if you are such an expert on having people admitted to long term, state run mental institutions while undergoing criminal proceedings, please enlighten us on exactly how to do that in this situation.
Joliet

Tinley Park, IL

#20 Jun 30, 2012
Meh, as I stated, I don't know what the answer is. And I am not heightening her anguish regarding possibilities, because I know what was found in his car and what he admitted to what his plans were.
Traumatic emotional injury can be just as bad a physical injury (PTSD). And if this didn't turn out the way it did (with Matt being arrested) who knows how many other innocents would have been hurt or killed. All I am saying is he should not be allowed to freely roam the streets and look for innocents to victimize.

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