Off-duty cop apprehends alleged mailbox vandal in Downers Grove
DOWNERS GROVE – An off-duty police officer was in his garage in the 1500 block of Dickson Avenue around 2:40 a.m. June 9 when he allegedly witnessed two men hitting mailboxes several houses down the block.
When he identified himself as a police officer, the two men fled. One of the two men was later identified as Kevin D. Gordon, the other man was not found, according to police.
Gordon, 19, of 1320 68th Place, Downers Grove, allegedly held a wooden stake in front of the officer in a threatening manner and demanded to see the officer's badge, which the officer displayed, police said.
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