According to a federal criminal complaint released Tuesday, Thomas Edward Adastik was arguing with a woman in the 700 block of Alger Street when the United States Postal Service worker was delivering mail in the area.
The woman involved in that Oct. 4 argument with Adastik asked the mailwoman to call police, so she ran to her vehicle to make the call. That’s when Adastik began trying to force his way into the vehicle, smashed the side mirrors and laid down in front of it to prevent her from leaving, according to the complaint.
He then allegedly jumped up on the front bumper of the car with a piece of concrete in his hand and, according to the complaint, began yelling that, “he was a child molester and he was going to rape and kill her kids and that he was going to kill her.”
Two bystanders eventually got Adastik’s attention away from the postal worker and the vehicle so she could get away from the scene.
Adastik has prior felony convictions that include assault with a dangerous weapon, burglary, resisting law enforcement and assault on a police officer causing injury. His next court date has not yet been set.