Drunk Teacher Arrested At 'Star Wars' For Causing A Disturbance (In The Force)
High school math teacher James Sokolski's mug shot (Orland Park Police Department)
The Force was not with a Homewood-Flossmoor high school math teacher when he went to see the new Star Wars movie on Dec. 17. Or maybe it was with him too much?
In any case, James Sokoloski II, 30, rolled up drunk to a sold-out showing of the new movie with a friend, according to the Tribune. Before the movie had even ended, Sokoloski had been handcuffed, arrested, and charged with what will now be known, maybe, as the Star Wars trifecta: disorderly conduct, resisting police and criminal trespass.
Along the way, he acted like a caricature of a drunk person. He and his companion—who claimed to be the dean at Homewood-Flossmoor, according to the Tribune—were “standing up and shouting” during the movie; afterwards, as security tried to eject them from the theater, Sokoloski kept goading them to “call the real police.”
When said real police arrived, they let the apologetic dean go, and had to handcuff Sokoloski, who they described as "smelling strongly of alcohol."
As Yoda has been known to say, "All this on Dec. 17—a Thursday—you did."