HO-HO-NO: Bar Crawl Needs More Security—Commander

A woman is buried in cereal during the 2012 TBOX. (Festa Parties)

The TBOX Christmas bar crawl returns to Wrigleyville on December 13 and 19th district police leaders are demanding more help from the event’s organizer.

CWB tallied 11 TBOX arrests last year. That’s not great, but it was better than 2012 when one man got stabbed with a bottle by a drunken (his lawyer says “drugged”) TBOXer.

At Wednesday’s CAPS meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown, 19th district Commander Elias Voulgaris said that he has asked TBOX to hire more police officers to supplement the organization’s security staff.

If TBOX thought that adding the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation to its charity beneficiaries this year would earn them some slack, they appear to be mistaken.

Our understanding is that the CPD “request” for more cops is actually more of a demand.

A layer of eight police officers “protects” the south entrance
to Water Tower Place during last year’s holiday season.

A Holiday Gift From Headquarters

Michigan Avenue, which is layered thick with cops year-round, will soon return to ridiculously-over-policed status for the holiday season. On a positive note this year, the 19th district will not have any of its officers reassigned to the shopping district “window detail.”

Only our two Probationary Police Officers will be sent to protect Touristville.

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