Dirty Look, Broken Gun and Bat Attack Outside Taqueria: Cops
Ricardo Aguirre was charged with aggravated battery by Joliet police after he allegedly went after a man with a pellet gun and an aluminum bat.
A cop showed up in the nick of time to save a man from a baseball bat attack in a Collins Street parking lot, Joliet police said.
The officer was able to subdue Ricardo Aguirre, 30, of 703 Cleveland Ave., and spare the 24-year-old target of his aluminum bat further harm, police said.
The 24-year-old reportedly told police he was leaving Los Comales taqueria shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when Aguirre shot him a dirty look.
Aguirre then went to his car, which was parked in the lot of the 510 Collins St. Mexican fast-food restaurant, grabbed a pellet rifle and proceeded to smash it over the younger man's forearm, police said.
The blow broke the gun, police said.
His pellet rifle rendered useless, Aguirre returned to his car and pulled out an aluminum bat, police said. He was reportedly coming at the other man when the officer showed up and stopped the attack.
Aguirre was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault. He was booked into the Will County jail.