CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who threatened to kill a cop after taunting officers by telling them “I would like to see you … try to take me to jail” was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday.
“By the time you get out of jail, that officer will be retired,” Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. told Larry Hamilton, the Sun-Times reports.
Hamilton, 42, of Blue Island was charged with threatening a public official and smoking and drinking at a Chicago bus stop. He was arrested Friday night, records show, after police told him to put out his cigarette at the bus shelter at 63rd and Western.
Police said Hamilton told them, “I just got off work and I can smoke if I want to.” When they asked again, records show, he complied but threw his beer bottle into a garbage can, shattering it.
“I hope someone shoots your a– tonight,” Hamilton allegedly told the officers.
The police got out of their car and asked for Hamilton’s identification so they could write him a citation, records show. After he refused, the officers said they warned him if he didn’t sign the citation he could go to jail.
“I ain’t signing s—,” Hamilton allegedly said. “I would like to see you … try to take me to jail.”
Hamilton also refused to put his hands on the police car when told, records show, and he struggled while he was taken into custody. Afterward, police said he threatened one officer’s life.
“When I get out of jail,” Hamilton allegedly said, “I’m going to get my gun, find you and shoot and kill you.”
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