Man Charged with Battery After Allegedly Grabbing Customer in Store

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A man reported to police that while he was at the counter at a gas station on Sauk Trail paying for merchandise, a man came up behind him. The complainant reported feeling something touching his back and heard the man behind him mumble something to him.

The man then allegedly reached around in front of the complainant and grabbed his crotch area, according to police. The complainant reported that he thought he was going to be robbed, so he grabbed the merchandise he had just paid for and quickly exited the business, according to police.

Police say the man followed the complainant outside, and allegedly began to follow him in his vehicle on Sauk Trail. The complainant called police, and Richton Park Police notified SouthCom they had the man, Willie Young, 4227 Green Brier Ln., Richton Park, in custody after conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Cicero Avenue.

Young was arrested on January 1 and charged with battery, possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and unlawful possession/transportation of alcohol by a driver.