Man Holds Standoff Over Power Outage

Three-hour police barricade

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mike Likvan
    Here are pictures of the telephone poles that got snapped in the storm on Friday. They are along the tracks on River Road, across from Allstate Arena. Mike Likvan Arlington Heights

    An Oak Lawn man was so angry he lost power over the weekend that he threatened to shoot someone over it.  Not exactly a bright idea.

    Police Chief William Villanova said that police visited the man's home several times Friday evening and Saturday morning because of the man's complaints, reports the Sun-Times.

    But at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, someone from the house dialed 911 and hung up.

    This time, when officers arrived, the man was armed with a gun.

    Police surrounded the house, and a standoff took place for the next three hours.

    That's one rough service call.

    The man—whose name was not released—was eventually arrested and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.