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Officer Choked While Trying to Break Up Fight Between Cubs, White Sox Fans: Police

An Indiana man is facing charges after he allegedly choked an officer who was trying to break up a fight between baseball fans in Indiana

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    Officer Choked While Trying to Break Up Fight Between Cubs, White Sox Fans: Police

    A northwestern Indiana man allegedly put a police commander in a chokehold when the officer intervened in a fight among baseball fans who had just returned from a game in Chicago.

    Thirty-one-year-old Michael J. Kurek Jr. of Hobart was charged Monday with one count of strangulation and two misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement.

    The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a fight erupted Saturday in Hobart after the fans' bus returned from a Crosstown Classic game between the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox.

    Hobart police say most of those fans appeared intoxicated.

    Kurek allegedly put a chokehold on a police commander who was trying to arrest someone else during that brawl.

    Online court records don't list an attorney for Kurek. His initial hearing is set for July 22.

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