It was one of those nights in Boystown.
|A rainbow pylon on Halsted Street | David Rivera via Flickr|
At least two robberies, a pepper-spraying, and plenty of good old-fashioned mayhem were reported along the Halsted bar strip early Saturday.
The first robbery was reported around 4:30 a.m. when six offenders stopped a man on the sidewalk near 730 West Roscoe and forcibly searched him for valuables. They took his cell phone and wallet, then fled southbound on Halsted, the victim said.
He described the muggers only as a group of black men, one of whom wore a red shirt.
While police were driving that man around Boystown on a search for the robbers, they got flagged down by another robbery victim nearby.
Incredibly, as police were working with the two victims at Roscoe and Halsted, a man was pepper-sprayed by another man while cops looked on.
At least the pepper-spray guy got arrested.