Police responded to the vicinity of Maple and Ogden avenues in Brookfield on Oct. 22 at about 3:15 p.m. after getting reports that two subjects were picking up “several hundred beer cans” from the roadway.
When police arrived, they spoke to the driver of a 2005 Volvo semi-tractor trailer delivery truck, a 27-year-old Chicago man. The driver told police that the truck was westbound on Ogden Avenue. When he turned onto southbound Maple Avenue, a gate on the side of the truck opened and an entire pallet holding 100 cases of beer — holding a total of 2,400 cans of beer — fell out of the truck.
Many of the cases burst open, spilling the cans onto the roadway and sidewalk along Maple Avenue.
A 20-year-old Oak Lawn man who was assisting the driver reportedly told police he didn’t secure the gate and “probably should have locked it.”
Police called the village’s public works department to help with the cleanup. Both subjects were ticket for littering.