A group of men and women was walking on Blanchard Street about 11:15 p.m. July 4 and saw the man drunk and peeing on their building, police say.
“A woman in the group asked the suspect to knock off his uncouth behavior, but he waved the group away and continued peeing,” department spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said in a statement. “As the group walked past the man, the man stopped peeing long enough to get in their faces and insult them.
“The man then lunged at the group, shoved three group members and slapped one woman in the face, also leaving a cut on her neck. When one man in the group tried to get in between the suspect and the woman, the suspect punched him several times.”
Police say the suspect then struggled with the man and eventually walked off. But one snapped a cell phone photo of him, which police posted on their website Wednesday morning.
The suspect is believed to be between 30 and 45 years old, 5-foot-10 and roughly 190 pounds. He was wearing a black Chicago White Sox jersey over a shirt with a picture of Darth Vader during the alleged attack.