Shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, several 911 callers alerted police to a man who was hitting car windows with a baseball bat near Clark and Diversey.
Officers caught up with the guy, described as a white man with "separate pony tails," moments later near the Best Buy store at Clark and Drummond, about a block from the SRO "hotel" where the dreadlocked man was last seen. He has been taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for an evaluation.
The man is believed to be the same individual who stole (and tried to steal) tip jars from businesses around Clark and Diversey last weekend.
Early Tuesday morning, a similarly-described man threw hot coffee on the security guard at a nearby Walgreens. Later that day, he ripped signage from the front of a bar on Broadway.