Kankakee Woman Arrested in Bizarre Horn-Honking Episode: Butcher Knife Involved


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KANKAKEE, Ill. – A seemingly innocuous horn honk outside a residence on South Chicago Avenue spiraled into a bizarre and alarming incident on Sunday. 

According to reports, Andrea Fazekas, a 49-year-old resident of Kankakee, found herself under arrest for disorderly conduct after a heated altercation involving a menacing weapon. Police report the incident began when a woman honked her car’s horn to grab her daughter’s attention inside a nearby house in the 600 block of South Chicago Avenue. This seemingly routine action quickly escalated as Fazekas emerged from her residence, allegedly fuming with anger and armed with a menacing butcher knife.

Eyewitnesses describe a scene where Fazekas allegedly pounded on the vehicle’s passenger window, spewing obscenities at the driver. Fearing for her safety, the daughter attempted to reason with Fazekas, only for the situation to escalate further as Fazekas retreated into her home, returning with a menacing butcher’s knife.

Police swiftly arrived on the scene, preventing any physical harm but seizing the knife as evidence. Fortunately, no one was injured during the altercation.

Fazekas now faces serious initial charges, including Aggravated Assault of a State Employee with a weapon and disorderly conduct. After a stint at the Jerome Combs Detention Center, she was issued a $10,000 bond.


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