Antonio Rodriguez’s mugshot tells the tale. He decided to pick on a man more than twice his age in Wrigleyville. And that man reset Rodriguez’s clock.
Witnesses told police that the 52-year-old victim was simply walking out of the Addison Red Line station around 7:45PM on August 3 when 21-year-old Rodriguez blocked his path, spit in his face, and started to punch the older man in the head.
That’s when the victim let loose, re-arranging Rodriguez’s much younger face and sending him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a tune-up.
Even after doctors cleaned him up, the damaged to Rodriguez’s face was easy to see in his mugshot. Police say he suffered a swollen face, black eyes, and multiple cuts. He’s charged with battery.
A Tuscaloosa, AL, man is charged with reckless conduct and criminal damage to property after he picked up a brick and threw it through a random apartment window near Halsted and Roscoe, according to court records. The brick shattered glass that cut a 23-year-old woman who was inside the apartment, police said.
The apartment tenants chased after Marcus Williams, 21, who was arrested outside of Hydrate nightclub at Cornelia and Halsted.
27-year-old Rodolfo Barrientos of the West Lawn neighborhood is charged with assault after he allegedly barged into the Wrigleyville Taco Bell restaurant and threatened to “mess up anyone with blue eyes.”
A security guard took the opportunity to place Barrientos in custody until police arrived.