Five arrested at Bears’ final game — most arrests at sporting event here since Cubs victory parade

In retrospect, maybe Cody Parkey did Chicago a favor by ending the Bears’ post-season with a flubbed field goal last Sunday.

Chicago Police Department records show that five people were arrested in connection with the game. That’s the most arrests at a Chicago sports team event since nine arrests were made at the Cubs’ World Series victory parade in 2016, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

By comparison, six people were arrested in Wrigleyville on St. Patrick’s Day last year. An average of four persons were arrested each day at Lollapalooza last year.

Casanas | CPD

Facing the most serious charges in connection with last Sunday’s game is 50-year-old Alejandro Casanas of Miami, FL. Bears security detained Casanas on the playing field after determining that he was wearing counterfeit media credentials. A search of Casanas turned up four additional fake media lanyards in his possession along with an ID card that belonged to a member of the Bears Security Group, according to court records. Casanas did not have a ticket to the game, and he had no personal ID in his possession, according to police. He is charged with felony possession of false documents in a public place of amusement; felony forgery, and theft of lost or mislaid property.

• Paul Simon, 54, of Waterboro, Maine, was arrested outside of Soldier Field and charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of trademarks for allegedly trying to sell 24 Bears scarves that the team said were counterfeit.

• Miguel Perez, 25, of Itasca was arrested at the game and charged with two counts of battery. Prosecutors say he hit a woman in the back of the head and pushed her into a wall of the stadium. A man who tried to intervene was punched in the face and pushed by Perez, police said. The attacks were “unprovoked,” according to allegations in court records.

• Two concession stand workers were arrested during the game after they allegedly “took unauthorized control of beer cups,” sold beer to patrons, and then pocketed the money, according to prosecutors’ allegations. Pinkie Macklin, 22, and Antolwanna Tureaud, 31, are each charged with one count of theft.

NOTE: As of Dec. 29th, the Chicago Police Department has been withholding many mugshots in violation of state law. CWBChicago is encouraging the police department to come into compliance with state law immediately.
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