BRIDGEVIEW, IL - On October 3, police were called to the Hooters located at 9159 Cicero Avenue, after a man later identified as Awadh A. Abudayeh, 27, ran into the restaurant and headed straight for the restroom, while another man was suffering from an overdose in the man's car.
Abudayeh, reportedly stashed one gram of cocaine and more than 100 prescription tranquilizers in the ceiling of the restroom, according to a police report.
Paramedics took Abudayeh's passenger to a nearby hospital for treatment for a drug overdose, and police allowed Abudayeh, who initially identified himself as Ehyab Kaddoura, to leave the scene.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
A suspicious manager at Hooters sent an employee into the restroom after seeing Abudayeh go inside, and the employee noticed shoe prints on a toilet seat and a ceiling tile out of place, police said. Restaurant employees retrieved the drugs above the ceiling and turned them over to police.
Witnesses told police Abudayeh returned to the restaurant after officers left. He again visited the restroom, immediately exited and demanded, “Where’s my stuff?” police said. Failing to receive a satisfactory answer, Abudayeh said, “People are going to start getting hurt here if I don’t get my stuff,” police said.
Police returned to the scene and took Abudayeh into custody.
The Saudi national was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and failure to register as a sex offender, along with misdemeanor charges of obstructing identification, disorderly conduct and assault.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that Abudayeh is wanted in North Carolina for a parole violation, stemming from his convictions on sexual battery, taking indecent liberties with a child and defacing a firearm.
Abudayeh has waived for the North Carolina warrants and is currently being held at the Cook County Jail without bond.
His next court appearance is set for October 26.