Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NITWIT: Workers Battered On Scaffolding Outside 48th Floor Apartment

The 48th floor of the Park Place Tower condominium building.
Image: Here.com
Workers on scaffolding outside the 48th floor of an Irving Park high rise got the scare of their lives this morning when an irate resident allegedly pelted them with eggs, a stuffed animal, and a broom stick in an effort to get them to be quiet so he could get some sleep.

When that didn't work, building management alleges, the resident—who bartends at a swanky rooftop lounge in the Loop—began pulling on the scaffolding's ropes!

Police arrived at the 655 W. Irving Park address around 11:30AM and were given access to the bartender's unit.

There, the sleepy headed night owl was arrested for battery. CPD case HX356884. Charges are pending.
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18 comments:

  1. Is it a requirement to be a psychopath to work at a swanky loop bar?

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  2. Nope. You just gotta have a sense of entitlement and be self-centered enough to believe that's it's all about you (him).
    If these were window-washers that he was trying to shoo away, I bet he'd be the first jerk in the building to complain to management if his windows were dirty.
    Hope we can get his name, photo, and employer if he's charged.

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  3. Battery? Why not attempted murder?

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    1. I was thinking the same thinking, annon.

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  4. This building sure has some characters. This is the same building where a number of people have jumped to their death. The place must be haunted or possessed.

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    1. At least one of those jumps have been murder. I live just east of there. You can't get out of those windows easily.

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  5. How early was it in the morning? Chicago has strict laws when construction can begin and end at night. Not saying it was right what this guy did but there are usually two sides to every story.

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    1. Please read the statue, many call the police for incorrect occasions. Before 8 am construction sites can not use machinery (ie jackhammers, power tools, cranes, etc.) hammers, regular saws, squeegees etc are ok to use.

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  6. Yes, we should get his name and see his pic, eh CWB? He should also be charged with attempted murder.

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  7. What an asshole. I mean, seriously.

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  8. As a person who is afraid of heights, just thinking about this scenario makes my stomach churn.

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  9. It wasn't for window washing. The building is going through major facade work. It is quite noisy but that is what happens when a major project like this is going on. The work usually doesnt start until 8am or 9am and is done before 5pm.

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  10. Typically buildings like this send out a letter to their residents letting them know of any kind of construction/window washing that's going to be going on. Someone needs to find out who he is and ensure that he get's a job outside the service industry. If he's like this at home then I have a feeling he's a pain in the arse at work as well.

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  11. OMG THIS IS AMAZING

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  12. I think there may be reduced liability if he was not fully awake.

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  13. As a bartender (at a late night bar who usually goes to sleep around 6 or 7am) who lived in a high rise undergoing major facade work one summer I can tell you the noise is MORE than enough to make you go absolutely crazy. I pretty much wanted to jump out my window every day. But at least I did not try to knock them off the scaffolding!

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