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Taylor Bryant-Anderson, 21, is one of two men who allegedly fought and injured Chicago Police officers who were arresting them over the weekend. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago men are facing criminal charges, after allegedly kicking and biting two police officers who tried to arrest them outside a Far South Side strip club early Sunday morning.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the incident happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Factory Gentlemen’s Club, at 12054 S. Doty Ave. near the Bishop Ford Freeway. Police say a patron punched the club’s manager in the face.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports

A uniformed police sergeant responded and tried to arrest the patron, arrest Marcus Shief, 25, but Shief resisted, police said. The sergeant was able to subdue Shief, but while doing so, his friend, Taylor Bryant-Anderson, 21, grabbed the sergeant from behind and kicked him in the back, police said.

Bryant-Anderson was also arrested after backup officers arrived, but he didn’t go down without a fight either, police said.

As police were trying to arrest Bryant-Anderson, he “aggressively turned his head to an officer” and bit the officer in the hand, tearing the officer’s skin, police said.

Shief, of the 1700 block of East 86th Place, was charged with battery, resisting arrest (both misdemeanors) and violating the conditions of a bail bond, Mirabelli said. He is scheduled to appear at South Felony Court (Br. 38) for a hearing on March 19.

Shief has a past felony conviction, records show.

Bryant-Anderson, of the 7300 block of South Kenwood Avenue, was charged with two counts of battery to a police officer – both felonies – and two counts of obstructing an officer. He was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing on Monday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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