Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Man Severely Injured In Baseball Bat Attack Outside Boystown Club

Fulton-Miles (inset) beat a man in the head with a metal baseball bat outside Hydrate nightclub, prosecutors say.
A suburban man suffered massive head trauma after being beaten with a baseball bat outside of a Boystown nightclub last week.

23-year-old Cory J. Fulton-Miles of Calumet City is charged with three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of reckless conduct in the case. Bail is set at $200,000.

Officers on patrol say they saw Fulton-Miles standing with a 28-inch metal baseball bat outside of Hydrate Nightclub at 3458 North Halsted around 3:45 a.m. last Tuesday.

Police intervened after seeing Fulton-Miles strike a 28-year-old man in the head several times, causing the victim to fall to the ground, according to prosecutors.

Fulton-Miles dumped the bat as he ran west on Cornelia with cops on his heels. He was caught and arrested moments later in the 3500 block of North Reta, police said.

The victim suffered blunt force trauma, a depressed skull fracture, brain hemorrhage, and a lacerated forehead. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

Fulton-Miles, who was blasted with a bystander's pepper spray during the attack, was treated and released from Thorek Hospital. He is a convicted robbery offender, according to state records.

Hydrate holds a late liquor license that allows it to stay open until 4 a.m. on weekdays.
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38 comments:

  1. CWBChicago: Any idea as to what was the cause of the attack?

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    1. The police report does not say. However, there were several calls about fights and assaults in that immediate area during the hour or two before this incident.

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    2. What exactly would you say would be a legitimate reason for fracturing someone's skull with a baseball bat on a public sidewalk?

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    3. I think the question is whether it was a bias attack, a gang rivalry or a robbery.

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  2. What happened to precious Tunney's Boystown? More serious incidents happen there than on Clark or Division. Kim Foxx' allstar team nearly batting .1000.

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  3. Do we know if the man who was attacked was in the nightclub or if he was gay? We'd like to report this if possible and link back to you.

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    1. He was a gay male. Infact it was my nephew

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  4. The staff of the club are also known to hang around the club right after closing waiting to be tipped out. Why they can't wait inside, I'm not sure. But seems to me they would make an attractive target waiting for cash.

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    1. Since they have a 4am license and this happened at 345, unlikely. 4a bar staff get out at 445 at the earliest. I drive for Uber, so I see them and Charlie's.

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  5. Maybe it's time the bars closed at midnight.

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    1. There is always some moron who blames crime on businesses open after dark. According to your logic, if there were no bars, there would no crime. Sounds like the failed experiment called Prohibition.

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    2. Some businesses are good neighbors. Some are not. The bad ones should correct their ways or be shut down.

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    3. Yes because you can't hit someone over the head before midnight 🙃

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    4. jeffJun 21, 2017, 9:19:00 PM
      Yes because you can't hit someone over the head before midnight 🙃


      (im on the floor) LMAO

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    5. You certainly can be hit in the head before midnight - however, the facts are that there are more incidents of violence at certain 4am bars. Period. The more you drink, the more you lose judgement and some people lose control with alcohol. It's not prohibition you dolt.

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  6. Back in the good old day, > 10 years ago, it was "Manhole". The only thing bad was the tobacco smoke, also in Spin.

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    1. I was in my twenties in the 80's when Boystown was really in its heyday! Now THAT was a time to remember! So sad it has diminished into a cesspool of crime and degradation.

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    2. Yes, I was there also, in the 90's! The rule was that no shirts were allowed. Yes, the cigarette smoke was horrendous. But I would take that over crime. Even though Chicago had a huge murder rate back then - the north side was extremely safe and nothing like this ever happened in Boystown. I remember the cigarette smoke much much worse at Roscoe's before they opened up the side bar and the back area with the dance floor and patio. It was a storefront bar. Good times!

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  7. "Love" neck tattoo and multiple heart tattoos. Practice what you preach next time dirtbag.

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  8. This shit-hole needs to be shut down. I lived across from it for two years until I could bear it no longer. The license may allow them to be open to 4:00am but the crowds, noise, people waiting for taxis, people being obnoxious in the street, etc., can carry on well past 4:00am and even until 6:00am on weekends. The number of police calls I witnessed going to the club over the time I lived across the street was just unbelievable. Many bars have prominent signage asking patrons to exit quietly (relatively speaking) late night ... I don't know if Hydrate has such signage. If they don't, maybe they should. If they do, they're not enforcing it and therefore are NOT good neighbors. But of course, as long as taxes are collected and paid to the city, I guess it's OK for this club to allow whatever level noise is wishes. Glad I got the fuck out of that area!! More so, now that thugs are beating people with metal baseball bats. Dang, that strip of Halsted used to be so much fun. Now it's a place where you risk you like by even being out at night.

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    1. Hydrate has had a 4 am license since it opened in 2004, and Manhole had a 4 am license before that. If you don't like living across the street from a bar that is open late, don't move across the street from a bar that is open late.

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    2. Why did you move across from a 4am bar on the Halsted Street bar strip?

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  9. Why would someone be carrying a baseball bat at 3:45 am. ?

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    1. Night game.

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    2. Funny but not funny this is my friend

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  10. How about an attempted murder charge? What are typical sentencing differences between attempted murder & AG Assault. Just curious. Of course not ask8ng about Chicago, but what would it be in a city that actually is victim friendly.

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  11. That is a good question. Why would a guy from Calumet City have a bat anywhere near boystown...

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  12. Is the aggressor still in jail? And if so which district? I work in the area and this individual has attacked many of our customers. I want to be sure it's him before we pass along his name to the appropriate parties seeking justice for earlier attacks.

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  13. the Southport Corridoe has done a good job migrating to a less bar centiric retail and entertainment district. Probably too many strollers and kids for most, but the neighborhood leaders had a strategy and executed it. Unless the Alliance's strategy was fights in front of the bars and random mugging, their only strategy seems to be to figure out how to make money off the few to dare go down Halsted after dark.

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  14. Its about time someone sprayed the offender.

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  15. Just curious, why would the cops wait until he strikes someone before intervening? If you see someone with a baseball bat at 345AM, they probably are up to no good. You can't arrest someone until a crime is committed but maybe questioning them would have deterred them in the first place?

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    1. Police cannot stop anyone unless they have a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime is about to be (or has been) committed. What if the guy's softball team was in the bar and he was returning another player's equipment? He would claim a civil rights violation. Welcome to Chicago 2017.

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  16. Just a taste of what's to come this weekend with your "pride" parade and all the festivities that are sure to ensue.

    Just don't take all our tactical units like you did last year. 016 was up for grabs last year because our tact teams were deployed to 019 to defend Boystown against an unlikely Orlando ISIS inspired attack.

    Here's an idea; Have your parade on Columbus Avenue. If the attendance is actually what the msm claims of about one million, then it's entirely reasonable to move your annual parade out of a residential neighborhood.

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    1. Officer, having the parade downtown makes too much sense. It's all about money and clout for keeping it up in Boystown where it's the annual shitshow. If they moved it downtown, the attendance wouldn't break 250k - which is still a damn fine turnout (and more accurate to what is actually there), but it would break the myth of the "muh million people!" that everyone likes to parrot.

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    2. Boystown is done. No need for gay bars today. And most glbt moved North.

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  17. The criminal was probably there before the crime. Why didnt Hydrate security call police?

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    1. Yep. Bar staff would have totally let someone into their establishment with a baseball bat. (sarcasm)

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