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Man arrested after causing a disturbance at Six Corners BBQ Fest

June 17, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

When police officers heard a man at the West Side's Six Corners BBQ Fest was shouting "profanities" at women at the food festival, they asked him to leave--four times, according to their police report. When he refused, they arrested him.

Eric Garcia, 20, of the 4800 block of West Diversey, was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing after he refused to leave the Portage Park festival Sunday evening.

According to the police report, a festival employee told security guards Garcia was shouting at other festival patrons and acting unruly. Garcia allegedly asked officers to explain why he was being asked to leave, and they said it was "because of his behavior." When officers tried to arrest him he allegedly struggled, scraping one officer's leg and damaging the gold necklace the officer was wearing.

Garcia appeared at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Monday afternoon and was held on $250,000 bond.

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