A New York man who was captured on video walking the streets of Lakeview while covered with his own blood on Wednesday evening is now charged with five criminal counts, according to Chicago police.
The incident began around 9:35 p.m. at the Jewel-Osco store, 3531 North Broadway, in Boystown.
Prosecutors said Anthony Green, age 36, tried to steal merchandise from the store and then became aggressive with a Jewel employee who tried to stop him at the exit. He shoved a 20-year-old woman who tried to intervene and then struck a 42-year-old man in the mouth, a police spokesperson said Thursday.
The male victim pulled out a knife and stabbed Green in self-defense, according to prosecutors. Green allegedly left the store, broke a plate glass window, climbed back inside, punched a 44-year-old man, and then climbed back out through the broken window, suffering more cuts from shards of glass.
Police shadowed Green as he walked shirtless and bleeding profusely through Boystown’s Halsted Street bar district. He eventually found his way to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where a crowd of on-lookers captured video as police and bystanders urged him to seek help in the emergency room.
Officers arrested Green after he received treatment.
Prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery of a merchant, criminal damage to property, and three misdemeanor counts of battery. A judge set Green’s bail at $20,000 and ordered him to go onto electronic monitoring if he’s able to post the mandatory $2,000 deposit bond.
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