Oak Park man nabbed dropping pants on CTA train

Wilmette police charged an Oak Park man with exposure and assault Sunday after he allegedly pulled his pants down in front of a CTA passenger, then threatened a CTA employee before police arrived.

Police said officers arrested Harold Hamilton, 19, of 11 W. Ontario St. in Oak Park, shortly before 10 a.m. March 2 at the Linden CTA station. They were called to the station by CTA staff reporting someone exposing himself to passengers on the train.

According to witnesses, Hamilton pulled his pants down to his knees while walking towards a female passenger. She yelled to a CTA employee, who then contacted the police.

Police reported that Hamilton had threatened the employee prior to their arrival; officers found him just outside the station.

After his arrest, they learned that he was wanted on a failure-to-appear warrant in Chicago.

The initial report did not give Hamilton’s court date.

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