A man who has been found sleeping in at least one Boystown apartment complex hallway in recent days ran into a little more trouble at the Broadway Youth Center around 4 o’clock Monday afternoon.
According to the victim, he was sleeping in the BYC, which operates out of a church at 615 W. Wellington, when another center visitor slapped him and told him to “wake the hell up.” Police responded after the victim found that the man who smacked him and some other “youths” were waiting for him to leave the center premises.
Officers gave the victim a ride to another location, but no report was filed.
About an hour later, the same victim called 911 from near the Caribou Coffee at Broadway and Aldine after he was punched by a man whose description matches that of the youth center offender. A report was filed this time—CPD case HX354492.
But wait! There’s more.
The victim called 911 again at 9:35 Monday night after seeing his attacker near the 7-Eleven store at Roscoe and Halsted. Police took the victim for a ride around the neighborhood and they stopped one suspect, but no one was arrested.
Michelle Wetzel, General Counsel of the Broadway Youth Center’s parent organization, confirm details of the original incident and said that center staff had never encountered the offender in the BYC before Monday.