Teen accused of throwing cement at police car

September 24, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A South Shore teenager was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly chucked a block of cement at a police squad car, county prosecutors said.

Police officers were trying to break up a "large street fight" in the 6900 block of South Racine Avenue in Englewood, the police report said, when Thaddeus Richmond, 19, one of the teens involved in the fight, broke apart from the group and picked up "a large chunk of cement" from the ground.

Richmond threw the cement at the officers, the police report said, striking a marked squad car and causing more than $500 worth of damage to it. Officers then attempted to arrest him, but he fled, the report said. When they caught up with him half a block later, officers arrested Richmond after a brief struggle.

Richmond was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon and ordered him held on $50,000 bond.

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