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Lawrence Halt, 52 was charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and a single count of reckless conduct, according to Burbank Police Division Chief Mike Dudlo.
The incident began around 1 a.m when Halt created a disturbance inside Dalton’s Irish Pub, 5616 W. 87th Street, and was asked to leave by the staff.
Officers were dispatched to the pub in response to a 911 call after a witness reported seeing a man in the parking lot with a gun. The caller described the man as a white male, wearing a black hoody and camouflaged pants.
According to Dudlo, arriving officers observed a man matching that description sitting on the ground in the front parking lot of the establishment. As officers approached — the man later identified as Halt — got up and began walking away. Police said Halt refused commands to stop and continued across 87th Street where he was apprehended with the help of Oak Lawn units.
Police said Halt was highly intoxicated when he was arrested.
Dudlo said officers found two loaded semi-automatic handguns where Halt was sitting. Court documents indicate police recovered a silver Bersa Thunder .38 caliber pistol and a silver Springfield Armory .45 caliber pistol. A total of 13 rounds of ammunition were found in the weapons and on Halt.
Halt appeared for a hearing at the Bridgeview Courthouse Friday afternoon. He is being held without bond at the Cook County Jail and is due back in court on March 18.
Updated March 5, 9:40 a.m. to reflect the type of handguns recovered and Halt's state of intoxication according to police. Bond and court information also updated.