A Chicago man is charged with brutally beating and robbing another man in the Loop last week because the victim “was trying to act like a tough guy,” police said.
The beating left the 38-year-old victim with two orbital bone fractures and a broken nose, according to police.
Officers who responded to a call of a battery in progress on the 600 block of South Wabash around 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 said they found the victim lying on the ground as 39-year-old Antuan Hill walked away from the scene, yelling at the victim.
The victim told police that Hill had gone through his pockets and taken his wallet and two cell phones.
When police detained Hill nearby, he grew agitated, police said.
“Why am I being arrested?” Hill allegedly asked the officers. “He was trying to act like a tough guy, so I beat his ass.”
Police found the victim’s stolen property in Hill’s possession during a search, officers said.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Prosecutors charged Hill with felony robbery and felony aggravated battery. Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $80,000 and ordered Hill to go on electronic monitoring if he can post the required $8,000 deposit bond.