As CWB Chicago reported exclusively yesterday, an off-duty police officer was knocked unconscious across from Wrigley Field early Tuesday when he intervened in a disturbance at Clark and Addison.
A man and a woman were taken into custody, but the primary offender—who allegedly went through the off-duty officer’s pockets after knocking him unconscious—slipped away.
The entire incident unfolded beneath EarthCam’s 24/7 Wrigley Field webcam. While the attack took place outside of the camera’s eye, all of the audio was captured.
We have now posted an excerpt of the feed that was provided to us shortly after the attack.
A police source has confirmed that Area North detectives secured a copy of the webcam recording on Tuesday.
There is quite a bit of noise from traffic and a particularly annoying leaf blower that was being used inside of Wrigley Field, so we recommend using earbuds or headphones.
Here is a rough transcript of the clip:
Male: [unintelligible]…disrespecting me.
Girlfriend: Stop. Stop. He’s my boyfriend. Stop. Stop.
Boyfriend: WHAT? Hey!
[Traffic noise / Unintelligible talking/yelling]
Boyfriend: What are you doing? Don’t do it! HEY! Watch out!
Girlfriend: Oh! Stop!
[Traffic noise / Unintelligible yelling]
Boyfriend: Oh fuck!
Girlfriend: Get off my man yo! Get off my man!
Boyfriend: Hey! Hey!
Girlfriend; Get off my man! Stop! Stop!
Officer: Off-duty police! Get off!
Girlfriend: What the fuck!
Officer: STOP! Off duty police! Get off! Get off! Off duty police!
Boyfriend: Who. Hey, hey. No! Hey Hey! Hey! Whoa whoa whoa.
[Off-duty officer is knocked unconscious]
Boyfriend: Oh my God! [Unintelligible]. I don’t give a fuck. [Horns honking / Unintelligible yelling and talking]
Unknown male 1: Daaaamn! Damn! Knocked the fuck out! Damn! That shit’s ratchet! Daaaamn!
Unknown male 2: He knocked the po-po out.
Boyfriend: Oh! That’s a cop?
Unknown male 2: Yeah. He’s fucking knocked out.
Boyfriend: Hey! You OK? Hey! Hey? Are you OK?
Girlfriend: [Name withheld] Just go!
Unknown male 1: World Star!
Boyfriend: You OK? You OK?
Officer: Can you help me?
[Unintelligible / Traffic]
Girlfriend: That guy’s a fucking cop!
Boyfriend: I know. I know.
Girlfriend: You ain’t helping nobody! Let’s go. He’s the police. You can’t help him. He’s the police! The police ain’t helping nobody!
Girlfriend: Fuck him! He’s drunk! Let’s go! You fucked up right now! Fuck him, he’s the police. You fucked up right now! Let’s go! Let’s go!
Boyfriend: God damn it! What the fuck is wrong with you?
Girlfriend: What the fuck you want to do for him [name withheld]?
Boyfriend: Help. Stay here until…help arrives! Look! Look at this! Look at this! What the fuck is wrong with you? You know what? You get the fuck out of my life! Fuck you!
Girlfriend: You are evil.
[Cross-talking. Approaching sirens. Police arrive.]
Boyfriend: He came to my aid. There were two guys. One was verbally hitting on my girlfriend and I was like “what are you doing.” One of these guys tried to jump on me and that’s when this guy who got hit got fucking blindsided.