People dance on a car at Boystown intersection, then one smashes the windshield: video

A “large group” incident in the Loop on Saturday evening may grab the headlines, but there were plenty of antics to be had in Boystown over the weekend, too. Saturday’s 80° weather, the warmest in months, drew plenty of people to the neighborhood’s bar strip along Halsted Street.

Frames from the video show a man dancing on a car in traffic and smashing its window with his foot on the corner of Roscoe and Halsted. | Twitter user @njr3id

Sporadic fights broke out and police reported hundreds of people wandering the LGBTQ-centered nightlife haven. But the Boystown crowds are known for occasional unpleasantries, too, as one driver learned early Sunday.

Video posted by Twitter user @njr3id shows a handful of people dancing on the hood of a car that stopped for a red light on Roscoe Street at Halsted.

Crowds of onlookers take in the view as one particularly vibrant dancer goes to town on the car.

Then, it turned a little ugly.

As the man ended his dance, he lifted his left foot and smashed it into the car’s windshield, shattering the glass. He immediately hopped off the car and scurried away — but the camera caught a good image of his face as he passed by.

Later, around 4:30 a.m. police responded to a large fight in the street at Roscoe and Halsted. An ambulance treated one officer for the effects of pepper gas.

Police announced no arrests.

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