WRIGLEYVILLE — The girlfriend of the man accused of stabbing a fellow reveler during a holiday pub crawl tearfully defended her boyfriend Monday, saying he "had to have been drugged."
Gregg Greaves, 23, was charged Monday with aggravated battery after allegedly jumping from a bathroom stall at a Wrigleyville bar and plunging a broken beer bottle into the neck of the fellow reveler, police and prosecutors said.
In a phone interview with DNAinfo.com Chicago, Greaves' girlfriend, Ashley Leising, insisted that her man was never violent.
"This is absolutely nothing like him," she said. "He had to have been drugged. There’s no other way that could have happened."
Greaves allegedly flipped out just after 12 a.m. Sunday inside Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St., after the Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX, a pub crawl in the neighborhood that started at 8 a.m. and lasted all day.
After his arrest, the Purdue graduate threw feces all over the holding cell, prosecutors said during his arraignment Monday, where he was held on $500,000 bond.
Leising, of Oldenburg, Ind., said she was four hours away at the time of the event and had not seen Greaves since last weekend.
"That's the last thing he would have done," she said before hanging up. "He is amazing. He’s nice. He’s not at all like that."