Andre N. Hyatt, 32, of Beach Park, (inset) is being held on a $150,000 bond in connection to an attack on a loss prevention officer at a Jewel-Osco in Waukegan on August 13, 2023. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A man allegedly smacked a female security officer across her face and threatened to shoot her after she told him to move his illegally parked car at a grocery store in Waukegan.

Andre N. Hyatt, 32, of Beach Park, was charged with three counts of battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said a loss prevention officer at a Jewel-Osco in Waukegan was battered on August 13.

The officer was notified of a black Hyundai parked outside in the fire lane.

Staff announced on the intercom of the store that the owner of the car needed to move the vehicle, Mandujano said.

Another employee waited outside for the owner and Hyatt approached the vehicle after exiting the store.

The loss prevention officer told Hyatt he was not allowed to be in the fire lane.

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Mandujano said Hyatt yelled at the victim and approached her aggressively before chest-bumping her twice.

Hyatt made reference to shooting the woman in the face, Mandujano said. He then allegedly made the gesture of a gun with his hand and made a pointing motion at her.

Hyatt started walking toward his car when he smacked the employee in the side of her face, causing her to fall to the ground, Mandujano said.

She had a visible abrasion. The vehicle involved was learned to be registered to Hyatt and he was identified by the victim and a witness in a photo line-up.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Hyatt held on a $150,000 bond.

Hyatt, who has pleaded not guilty, remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $15,000 cash in order to be released.

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A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for September 20.