Minooka man charged with punching McDonald’s employee, headbutting police officer

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 3:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 3:51 p.m. CDT

A Minooka man was arrested early Tuesday at McDonald’s in Minooka after he allegedly struck a man, actively resisted police and kicked out a window of a squad car.

According to Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer, police responded to the incident at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at McDonald’s located in the 100 block of N. Ridge Road.

Meyer said the call was to remove a subject. The subject, identified as Robert L. Seals, 28, was reportedly highly intoxicated and struck a McDonald’s employee with a closed fist, threw ketchup in the restaurant and was belligerent to customers. Meyer said Seals was listed as an employee of McDonald’s.

When asked to sit down, Meyer said Seals failed to comply with the request, and when officers attempted to take him to the squad car, he allegedly resisted, causing officers to bring him to the ground to handcuff him. As officers attempted several times to place him in the car, he allegedly kicked and headbutted an officer.

Once in the vehicle, he also allegedly kicked out the rear window of the squad car. He was transported to the Grundy County jail following continued resistance. He was arrested on charges of battery, resisting police and criminal damage to government-supported property.

He was held at the Grundy County jail pending a bond hearing.

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