Suburban Man Arrested for Taking Child Trick-or-Treating While Drunk

When officers reached the man, he collapsed on the ground and was unable to get up due to his high level of intoxication, police said

A suburban Illinois man was arrested Saturday evening for taking a 7-year-old boy trick-or-treating while drunk.

Around 7:15 p.m., Riverside police received multiple calls reporting an "intoxicated combative" man trick-or-treating with a child in the 200 block of Addison Road in Riverside. When police arrived, they found 27-year-old Jeffrey A. Lustro-Dufrain with the 7-year-old child, who is not his son.

Lustro-Dufrain later collapsed on the ground and was unable to get up due to his level of intoxication, police said. When officers attempted to assist him, he "became combative and threatened (them)," according to police.

Police said Lustro-Dufrain also became angry and threatened to punch a homeowner when they gave a glow stick to the child but did not give one to Lustro-Dufrain, according to police. During the confrontation that ensued, Lustro-Dufrain said, "I'm going to come back with my homies and take care of this party," police said.

En route to the police station, Lustro-Dufrain attempted to kick out the window of the squad car, police said. Officers later took him to a hospital for medical evaluation, and he was transported to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for alcohol overdose.

The 7-year-old boy, who lives in Cicero, told police Lustro-Dufrain was a friend of his mother's and the two had been trick-or-treating in Riverside. The boy's mother later confirmed she gave Lustro-Dufrain, of Palos Hills, permission to take her son trick-or-treating. She chose Riverside instead of Cicero or Palos Hills because she thought residents there would hand out "better Halloween treats," she told police.

Lustro-Dufrain was charged with two counts of assault and one count of endangering the health and safety of a child, police said.

Information on an attorney for Lustro-Dufrain was not immediately available.

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