Friday, August 30, 2013

I'LL BE BACK: Man Threatens Bar Staff

A man threatened to come back with a knife after employees at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, held his apparently fake ID and removed him from the premises. There just happened to be a police car on the other side of the street, so the response was remarkably quick. Officers made contact with a man matching the suspect's description, but no arrest was made.


  1. I'm so old I remember when people who went to gay bars were not violent.

  2. isn't this the third incident at Roscoe's in what seems like 2 weeks?

    1. Roscoe's, unlike most establishments in the area, does not hesitate to ask for police assistance. We need more businesses like that. We would caution against concluding that police involvement means greater criminal activity. Rather, the greater police activity is due to the willingness of a business to take a stand against crime.

  3. I'm not slamming Roscoe's - I haven't been there so I don't know about the place, but when it pops up here a few times over the last weeks, I had to ask.

    And yes, all businesses should be asking for police assistance when it's needed.