found a 42-year-old man bleeding with a cut on his face after an argument about music at local tavern on May 12.
Employees at George’s Lounge at 5407 W. 95th St. told police that the assailant had already left through a rear door.
The man said he arrived at the tavern around 7:30 p.m. to watch the NASCAR race and have a few drinks. Police said the man struck up a conversation with a younger group of men in their mid-twenties.
Both parties exchanged words after the older man told them that today’s music is awful. According to the report, an unknown patron grabbed the man around the waist and brought him to the floor.
The man told police he was able to wrestle free after patrons separated them. Both parties went back to respective sides of the bar. Awhile later, the man recognized an acquaintance fraternizing with the younger men who grabbed him earlier.
Police said the acquaintance warned the man “if you keep this up you’re going to get beat up.” The man thought it was odd because he had friendly relationship with the acquaintance, who was not involved in the earlier fight.
The next thing the man saw was a hand holding a beer bottle smashing across his face, reports said. An employee called 911. She told police she knew the assailant’s first name but not much else about him.
Police said that the name of the acquaintance that had witnessed the attack showed up in the police database. He, too, left the bar before police arrived.
Other patrons said they weren’t paying much attention and did not see the assailant wielding the beer bottle.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment.