Posted on July 5, 2012

11 Charged After Man Beaten on Near North Side

Chicago Tribune, July 5, 2012

Chicago police arrested 11 young people after one of them beat a man on the Near North Side as the others “egged” him on, authorities said.


According to police they observed a large group of teens causing a disturbance near Chicago Avenue and Dearborn Street, police said. At that time, a 15-year-old boy, punched a 21-year-old man “for no reason as the rest of the teens egged him on,” Chicago Police officials said in a press release.

The man fell to the ground and struck his head and then the group attempted to flee as police began pursuing the group on foot, police said.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested a short time later but tried to resist arrest and struck several police officers with closed fists and kicks, police said.