11 arrested at Hooters of Melrose Par...

11 arrested at Hooters of Melrose Park for pictures on Valentine's Day.

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Westchester, IL

#1 Feb 16, 2011
Valentine's Day was a busy day for dating and hangouts, but it was also busy for the Melrose Park Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff, and the Illinois State Police as well. And the Hooters Restaurant of Melrose Park was no exception as 5 waitresses and 6 male customers were arrested for posing for and taking pictures. One of the male customers even put up a brief struggle and was immediately bodyslammed to the floor by four officers, tasered several times, and then dragged to a waiting paddywagon. All 11 are being held in Cook county Jail without bond and are facing charges of copyright violation, statutory stalking, and the one who put up the struggle is also being charged with resisting arrest. Two digital cameras and 3 disposable cameras were confiscated and processed as evidence. The digitals have then been auctioned off and the disposables have been burned.

In a related incident, 21 were arrested at another Hooters restaurant just north of Downtown Chicago for taking and posing for pictures. The arrests netted 9 waitresses and 12 customers at the Hooters of Chicago, and all 21 are also being charged with copyright violation and statutory stalking. And in both cases, the managers have been fined and threatened with closure/confiscation of their businesses by the Illinois State Police for not taking action against the suspects. In both cases, the incidents were noticed and reported by undercover police officers who happened to be at the restaurants.
mickey miguel

Lisle, IL

#2 Feb 17, 2011
Good they should close down all Hooters
mickey miquel

Maywood, IL

#3 Feb 17, 2011
I hate hooters there are no hot guys there, just yucky girls. i wish there was a place were guys can were the same outfits. that would be nice
MP Resident

Melrose Park, IL

#4 Feb 17, 2011
mickey miquel wrote:
I hate hooters there are no hot guys there, just yucky girls. i wish there was a place were guys can were the same outfits. that would be nice
Just go to the Baton Lounge for that. If you're lucky you might meet a transvestite or sex change who lives in Bellwood. Then finally you can lose your virginity with your Bellwood heshe lover.
mickey miguel

West Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 18, 2011
i love that idea. I'm a good pole dancer too.
El Chorizzo

United States

#6 Feb 18, 2011
I believe you guys who are sick minded people should just stay at home and watch your p*rn but don't do it in front of other people because it will ruin the lives of other people !

FROM THE CITY OF COMPTON
El Chorizzo

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2011
mickey miguel wrote:
i love that idea. I'm a good pole dancer too.
THAT IS DISGUSTING
El Chorizzo

United States

#8 Feb 18, 2011
also YOU GUYS HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES and NEED SOME OTHER FORM OF stress relieving YET HEALTHY activity like RUNNING. And for the information, look up statistics on the affects of these actions. If life is not important than people should kill themselves not ruin cities. There should not be any strip clubs, people who go there should be shunned from society. A disgrace to love and humanity. A mob of perv** who cant find any thing prosperous to do then the lowness of the streets and yet hold their heads up with pride for this dirt.
Taxpayer for life

Glendale Heights, IL

#9 Feb 18, 2011
I'm with you on that. This entire world is sick- and to see how messed up everyone is makes me not want to trust anyone period! It has been working fine for me beautiful wife, family and close friend's thats all you need in life.As you can see no one gives a damn about Hooters or what happened over there i mean come on look only 8 responses.Find something new and shocking to talk about YOUR GETTING OLD.;)
mickey miguel

Saint Charles, IL

#10 Feb 19, 2011
i want to dress up with a feather boa and pole dance for you at Hooters
dirk

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 22, 2011
So are you saying they were arrested for just taking a picture in a restaurant? I don't understand this at all
Taxpayer

Peoria, AZ

#12 Feb 22, 2011
Having a problem getting anyone to verify this.
stuuna

Maywood, IL

#13 Feb 22, 2011
El Chorizzo wrote:
also YOU GUYS HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES and NEED SOME OTHER FORM OF stress relieving YET HEALTHY activity like RUNNING. And for the information, look up statistics on the affects of these actions. If life is not important than people should kill themselves not ruin cities. There should not be any strip clubs, people who go there should be shunned from society. A disgrace to love and humanity. A mob of perv** who cant find any thing prosperous to do then the lowness of the streets and yet hold their heads up with pride for this dirt.
worry about your mole sauce el gaupo
Melrose Park news

Willowbrook, IL

#14 Feb 22, 2011
dirk wrote:
So are you saying they were arrested for just taking a picture in a restaurant? I don't understand this at all
Yes, they were really arrested just for taking, and posing for, pictures. All restaurants in the state of Illinois are protected by state copyright and are forbidden to have any pictures taken within less than 300 feet of the restaurant building.
wow

La Grange, IL

#15 Feb 22, 2011
never heard of that law..thats just nuts.
Melrose Park news

Willowbrook, IL

#16 Feb 22, 2011
wow wrote:
never heard of that law..thats just nuts.
Well, that law is real, and it is nothing to play around with. And violation of copyright is, as everyone knows, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
yeah right

Elmhurst, IL

#17 Feb 23, 2011
i've been plenty of restaurants where my table took pics. In fact i've even had the waitress take the group photo.
And its a public building.
You can legally take pics in a public area.
There is no law saying you can't stand out in the street and take pictures of buildings.
Post it if you got proof saying you can't do that.
Hell most restaurants have web sites with their pics on them.
They must have been doing something wrong to get arrested.
Just pic taking wasn't the crime.
Melrose Park news

Willowbrook, IL

#18 Feb 23, 2011
Taxpayer

Peoria, AZ

#19 Feb 23, 2011
Melrose Park news wrote:
http://www.illinois.gov/copyri ght-restaurants
Link no good, don't work
Melrose Park news

Willowbrook, IL

#20 Feb 24, 2011
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> Link no good, don't work
Try it again, or get your computer checked. A non working link is a symptom of a computer virus.

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