Mob Attacks Man on Magnificent Mile

Victim declines to press charges

Sunday, Aug 7, 2011  |  Updated 2:14 PM CDT
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Mob Attacks Man on Magnificent Mile

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The man was attacked outside Water Tower Place Saturday night.

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A 15-year-old boy who was part of a group beating a male on the street outside Water Tower Place Saturday night was charged with felony mob action.

The attack happened at 8:26 p.m. in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The teen’s name was not being released because he is a juvenile.

A Chicago police officer in the area at the time saw what he thought was a group of people "acting rambunctiously, jumping up and down" and when he got closer, he saw the group was beating up a male of an unidentified age, said Mirabelli.

All others in the group fled the scene but the boy was arrested. The victim declined to prosecute and was not taken to a hospital, said Mirabelli.

A motive was not known.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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