ST. CHARLES – Within a half-hour of getting cited for public intoxication early Saturday, a 25-year-old man was charged with fighting, according to a St. Charles Police Department report.
Police were called to the Filling Station, 300 W. Main St., St. Charles, at about 12:40 a.m. for a report of a fight.
Multiple people were in the north parking lot when police arrived, and the offender – later identified as Michael Phillip Hayes – left on foot on Cedar Street, police reported.
Hayes was located at Fourth and Cedar streets, and police noted he was recently charged with public intoxication. Another report indicated that citation happened at about 12:10 a.m.
Hayes, of the 0-100 block of North 12th Street, St. Charles, reportedly told police he didn't know what had happened and that he was "very drunk and walking home."
Witnesses said Hayes punched a 30-year-old man, who had stepped in front of a woman when it looked like Hayes was going to hit her, police reported.
Hayes told police he remembered someone making fun of his hair, which made him angry, police said.
Hayes was charged with battery and fighting. He posted $150 bond and is expected in Kane County Branch Court on April 17.