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Will County police: Drunken man steals doughnut, demands ride home

FRANKFORT TOWNSHIP – Police say a Woodridge man stole a doughnut and created a disturbance last week at a gas station.

About 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Will County sheriff's deputies were called to Speedway, 7218 W. Lincoln Highway, after a 63-year-old clerk reported a man's unruly behavior, according to police reports.

The clerk told deputies Daniel J. Striska, 50, had come into the store, opened the pastry case and ate one of the doughnuts. When the clerk told Striska he would have to pay for the doughnut, Striska responded with profane language, according to the report.

After Striska began yelling loudly and causing a scene, the clerk told him she would call the police.

"[He] began yelling at her that she needed to drive him home or find him a ride," the report stated. A "highly intoxicated" Striska stayed at the store "leaning on the coffee island" until deputies arrived, according to the report.

After being escorted out of the business, Striska demanded to be taken home, repeatedly swore at the deputies, then repeated everything they said.

"When we told Striska that he was not to enter the Speedway again and that he needed to leave, he walked directly back into the business," the report stated.

Striska was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct, then released on bond.

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