Michael Toledo, 41, of the 5200 block of South Nottingham, allegedly walked up to the pharmacy counter, brandished a knife and tapped it on the counter, saying, “I need a bottle of Tramadol or I’m gonna start stabbing you,” a 22-year-old pharmacy employee told police.
A 59-year-old pharmacist on duty said he heard the exchange and gave Toledo a sealed bottle of Tramadol, a prescription-strength painkiller.
Toledo then reportedly walked out of the store. Police responding to a 911 call said they spotted Toledo in front of his home and took him into custody.
A pat-down showed he had a bottle of Tramadol on him, according to police, who added that he had ditched his knife in a yard behind 5310 S. Nottingham. Toledo was positively identified by Walgreens staff, police said.
Bond was set at $50,000, and Toledo is due in court on Thursday, September 1 at 51st and Wentworth.
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