Police: Man Smashed Glass Over Victim’s Head During Bar Fight

Robert J. Crosby of New Lenox is charged with aggravated battery after alleged altercation at Tap House Grill.

A man accused of smashing a pint glass over another bar patron’s head in a dispute over a woman is facing felony charges, according to .

Robert J. Crosby, 31, of the 100 block of Gum Street, New Lenox, was arrested after a fight broke out at , 24402 W. Lockport St., on Aug. 25.

Sgt. Mike Fisher said Crosby told police he became involved in an altercation with another group of bar patrons after one of them allegedly hit on his friend’s girlfriend.

“He used one of the pint glasses as a weapon and hit one of the other subjects in the back of the head with the pint glass,” Fisher said.

The victim suffered a gash on his head and was rendered unconscious, according to Fisher, while Crosby cut his hand.

“In his statement [to police], he said he doesn’t remember using the glass and hitting someone with it,” Fisher said, adding of witnesses, “Everyone else remembered it just fine.”

At the time of the altercation, an after party for the  was taking place at Tap House, although Fisher said he did not know if Crosby had attended the Aug. 25 event.

Fisher said the owner and employees at Tap House were “very cooperative” with police following the incident.

Crosby is charged with aggravated battery.

He was released from the Will County jail after posting 10 percent of a $35,000 bond, according to jail records.

Crosby is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 17.

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Phil Spectator September 04, 2012 at 03:57 AM
I want to party with this guy.


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