Oak Lawn police responded to a call of people fighting outside a home in the 10100 block of South Maple Avenue around 5:45 a.m. Sept. 14.
When they rolled up on the scene, they saw a man identified as Robert J. Drexel, 29, running up the driveway into the house, police said.
Police observed another man, identified as Aaron Michael Pickering, 23, of Chicago Ridge, yelling at the alleged 22-year-old victim, “I’m not a crackhead.”
According to the report, the 22-year-old and a friend were out celebrating the friend’s birthday earlier in the evening. The friend invited the 22-year-old over to his house for a few drinks.
When they walked into the house, Drexel and Pickering were both smoking crack, police said.
Both friends became upset that Drexel and Pickering were doing drugs and destroyed the bowl they were using to ingest crack, reports said. Drexel and Pickering grew irate and an altercation started inside the house. The two began punching the 22-year-old’s head and body, police said.
The altercation spilled outside. As the 22-year-old was walking back to his car, police said that Drexel and Pickering hit the 22-year-old again, cutting him over his eye.
Eventually, Drexel came outside. Police arrested him on the spot along with Pickering and brought them to the Oak Lawn police station. They were charged with battery and awaiting a bond hearing at the time of the report, police said.