Orland Park Hookah Place Caught Burning Midnight Oil: Cops
The Dwan Hookah Lounge allegedly stayed open later than it was supposed to.
The officer said he as "about to log a check" of the hookah place when he saw a few dozen people still inside at one minute after 1 a.m., police said. Dwan Hookah Lounge should have been closed by 1, according to police.
While he was watching the crowd in the 143rd Place hookah lounge, the officer saw a "pizza delivery guy bring pizza to this location and leave," police said.
The officer then spoke with a man from the hookah lounge named Fred Joshua who admitted he was "slightly outside his operating hours," police said.
The officer reportedly told Joshua he needs to stop serving customers at 12:30 a.m. and have the "business cleared out" by 1 a.m., yet "there were 25-35 customers inside still being served with open tabs," police said.
Joshua reportedly began ringing up his customers and closing the place down.
The hookah lounge was cited for allegedly operating outside of agreed hours but Joshua was reportedly pleasant about everything.
"Fred was cooperative and the business was cleared out by the time I left," the officer said, according to a police report.
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