CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who walked into an Edgewater neighborhood Italian restaurant, took off his shoes and refused to leave was arrested about dinnertime Christmas Eve after he allegedly punched a responding police officer.
Police say the incident began after Matthew Parks, 38, of the 800 block of West Lawrence Avenue, walked into the restaurant at 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. about 6 p.m. and refused to leave.READ MORE: All But 8 States Moved To Lower Tier Of Chicago's COVID Travel Order
Francesca’s is located at that location, according to the restaurant’s website.
He took off his shoes and began cursing at patrons and staff members, who called police, Belmont Area police said.READ MORE: Lollapalooza Returning To Grant Park In July; Lineup To Be Announced Wednesday
When responding police tried to escort him from the restaurant, Parks allegedly resisted and punched at least one officer, police said.
Parks was charged with misdemeanor trespass, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and one count of resisting arrest.
Belmont Area detectives are investigating.MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Missing 12-Year-Old Kyrin Carter Who Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana
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