Accused Limo Mob Was Shooting Music Video

Anthony Ponce and Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC 5 Chicago, July 9, 2012

Relatives of four men arrested for allegedly attacking random people in Wrigleyville Sunday morning said the group was shooting a music video.

Family members said the group, which goes by the name Chicago Maverick, was shooting a video for a song called “Take a Sip.” They said the group was being taunted by people on the street and was the target of racial epithets.


The incident happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Police said the group jumped out of a white stretch limousine and started attacking people on the 3500 block of North Clark Street, a block from Wrigley Field, while someone else videotaped the attack from the inside the limo.

Three men, ages 22, 27 and 27, were injured, police said. One of the 27-year-old victims was treated for a broken jaw at Illinois Masonic Hospital. The others sustained minor injuries.

Police said an officer was slightly injured while taking one of the men into custody. {snip}


Police said there was no indication this was a racially motivated attack, but detectives said they are looking into all possibilities.


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