Sunday, June 23, 2013

FIGHT CLUB: You Want Bullshit? We Got Yer Bullshit.

#1 on our recommended reading list.

Saturday, 22 June 2013
3:05PM: A battery victim was reported down outside the iHop at Halsted and Grace. Fire Department personnel treated the victim and officers arrested his attacker. Chicago Police Department case #HW330453.

10:25PM: The Shell/Circle K gas station at Addison and Halsted had to close its doors so employees could clean up the mess caused by a massive fight inside their store. The root cause of the fight is not known, but the "victim" in this case has been locked up repeatedly for fighting and "he got his ass beat" this time, according to an officer.

11:40PM: 2 men fighting inside the 7-Eleven store at Halsted and Roscoe.

Sunday, 23 June 2013
12:12AM: A large group fighting at Halsted and Buckingham.

12:23AM: Five people fighting in the "Punkin' Donuts" parking lot, 845 W. Belmont.

12:36AM:the 7-Eleven at Halsted and Roscoe called again. None of their customers were willing to risk leaving the store because a large mob had taken over its parking lot.

1:13AM: Several callers reported that a large group of men were beating up a lone male as he tried to enter the residence at 724 W. Roscoe, just east of Halsted. Officers arrived within three minutes and caught the tail end of a fight. They reported seeing "blood everywhere." The apparent victim was found 10 minutes later, bleeding and alone behind the 7-Eleven store at Roscoe and Halsted. An ambulance was called to assist him.

1:31AM: The 19th District Police commander personally described the night in Wrigleyville as "a madhouse."

1:55AM: Several patrol cars were dispatched to clear an estimated 200 people from the aforementioned 7-Eleven parking lot. Once that assignment was accomplished, an officer predicted that since the lot was cleared, "they're clogging up Halsted.. It's going to be never ending drama over here, seriously."

2:06AM: People called to complain that people were walking in Halsted Street.

3:10AM: The 19th District Police commander declared that he's "gonna call it a night." A significant number of thugs and drunks decided to keep going.

3:55AM: A man was reportedly being beaten in that same 7-Eleven parking lot.

4:13AM: A "mob" was in the street and breaking things at Halsted and Buckingham.

UPDATED 23 JUNE 2013: Added Editors' Note at the top of the page.