GENEVA – A West Chicago man was charged with public intoxication after fighting at a Geneva night club over another patron taking too long in the men’s room, according to police reports.
Roberto Sanchez, 21, of the 300 block of West Stimmel Street, West Chicago, was charged Oct. 3 with public intoxication.
According to reports, police were called to EvenFlow Music and Spirits, 302 W. State St. at 1:19 a.m. in response to a fight between Sanchez and another man.
The man Sanchez was fighting with told police when he exited the restroom, Sanchez began arguing with him about taking too long in the restroom, according to reports.
Sanchez grabbed his shirt and punched him in the face; the other man pushed him back, the report stated.
Witnesses told police that Sanchez and the other man were arguing, pushing and tussling and then EvenFlow security ejected them along with two of their friends.
But another altercation occurred between all parties and an EvenFlow bouncer outside the bar, reports stated.
Sanchez told police that at some point, he was punched in the nose, but was confused about when and where this occurred, the report stated.
Due to Sanchez and the other man being mutual combatants, coupled with the conflicting and unclear nature of the altercation, no arrests were made, the report stated. They also both did not want to pursue charges against each other.
However, when police were speaking to Sanchez, he was extremely agitated and continued to yell about how he wanted to see the other man. When he was told he could not, he continued to yell and refused to leave the scene with his friends, the report stated.
Despite repeated warnings that he would be arrested if he did not leave with his friends, Sanchez continued to refuse to leave until he saw the other man, the report stated.
So police placed Sanchez under arrest for public intoxication and took him to the police department where he received COVID-19 screening questions and his temperature was checked.
Sanchez was later released to a sober friend and they left in an Uber ride share, the report stated.
Cmdr. Brian Maduzia said EvenFlow “handled everything correctly once it got out of hand and unruly.”
“Things continued outside and bouncers tried to break things up the best they could, and he was refusing to leave as well,” Maduzia said. “They did the right thing to get him out of there.”