CHICAGO — A homeless man with "severe issues" was arrested after he threw bottles full of urine and feces at cops and pepper sprayed them in Uptown Wednesday night, police and an alderman said.
Derrick Ray, 41, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, according to police.
Someone called cops on Ray because he wouldn't leave a building in the 4600 block of North Broadway about 9:40 pm., said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.
After officers arrived, Ray still refused to leave, Mirabelli said.
He threw two bottles containing urine, feces and possibly a substance mixed with bleach at the officers, Mirabelli said.
He also pepper-sprayed the officers, Mirabelli said.
The officers were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for exposure to hazardous material and to have the pepper spray flushed from their eyes, Mirabelli said.
Ray was arrested and also taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Mirabelli said.
Ald. James Cappleman (46th) tweeted that police did an "incredible job" handling the man, who Cappleman said is homeless with "severe issues" and has lived near Broadway and Wilson Avenue for the past three years.
Police said Ray at some point lived in 1500 block of West Fargo Avenue. He is expected to appear in bond court on Thursday.