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Lake County Jail Officers Forget The First Rule Of Fight Club

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jun 5, 2009 9:10PM

There's trouble in Lake County where a pair of drunk off-duty sheriff's correctional officers were apparently trying to pick fights at Richard's Chicken and Ribs early Thursday morning. While they didn't succeed, witnesses told police one of the officers pulled out a knife and told patrons of the bar, "you can't touch us," while patrons shouted insults back, including, "You're just a glorified security guard." Sheriff Mark Curran said, "It's the same old story, alcohol and arrogance." Interestingly, no arrests were made because, according to police, none of the witnesses would "make formal statements or sign complaints against the officers." Both of the officers have been with the sheriff's department less than a year and have been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation takes place. [Chicago Breaking News]