Oak Lawn man charged with assault after incident in bank parking lot

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  An Oak Lawn man was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon Aug. 20 after he threatened a man with a semi-automatic handgun, police said.
  The incident occurred at about 9:20 p.m. when Brian S. Green, 41, of the 4800 block of 103rd Street, threatened a man in a bank parking lot at 102nd Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
  The 32-year-old victim told police he ran out of gas while driving east on 103rd Street and coasted to the bank parking lot. He got a container of gas at a nearby gas station and returned to his car, police said.
  The victim saw three or four men on the balcony of a building on the south side of 103rd Street and heard them shouting at him as he filled his tank, according to reports.
  He then spotted a man who appeared to be carrying a handgun walk across 103rd Street and into the bank parking lot, police said. The man pointed the gun at the man and his nephew, causing them to retreat toward Cicero Avenue.
  They said it appeared Green placed a round of ammunition into the gun as he shouted profanities at them and demanded that they leave the parking lot. The men, who told police that they feared for their lives, ran across Cicero Avenue to the gas station where they called police.
  Green returned to the building where he was later arrested after being identified by the two victims. Police found a semi-auto handgun in the attic of the house.
  Police said Green later admitted in a statement that he was drinking on the balcony when he saw two men in the bank parking lot beating up a third man. He yelled for them to stop but they did not listen to him.

  He said he placed his unloaded handgun in his pocket and walked to the parking lot, according to police. The two men came at him, he said, but ran across Cicero Avenue after seeing the butt of his handgun.

  He never removed gun from his pocket and never pointed it at anyone, police said. He went home and went to bed.