CHICAGO (STMW) – A scuffle broke out between two performers in the Bud Billiken parade Saturday morning and one member of a dance troupe was charged with battery. No one was injured.
Anthony Smith, 25, of an unidentified address in Chicago, was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, according to Wentworth District police Lt. Shawn Joyce.
Smith is a performer with the Chicago Youth Dance Coalition and he was arrested at 319 E. Pershing Rd. at 10:28 a.m., after he claimed that a flag or banner that a 17-year-old was carrying for the parade was “getting in his way,’’ the lieutenant said.
“He got into a scuffle with another group in the parade over positioning,’’ said Joyce.
The Pershing address is near 39th and King Drive, part of the parade route.
A paramedic responded to the scene but the 17-year-old female victim was not hurt.
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