CHICAGO — A South Side teen is charged with aggravated battery for hitting a Chicago police officer in the face with a smoothie, authorities said.
The drink "temporarily blinded" the officer, and the plastic cup cut her nose, authorities said.
Rickea Williams, 17, was charged with felony aggravated battery of an officer, assault and two counts of resisting arrest for the run-in with Chicago police at an Englewood McDonald's, according to court records.
A security guard at the restaurant, 6515 S. Western Ave. waved police down about 7:30 p.m. Monday while trying to get "everyone to leave the restaurant who did not purchase food."
When told to leave the McDonald's, Williams is accused of threatening the security guard, saying, "I'm gonna beat your bitch ass when you get off tonight."
When the Chicago Police officers who arrived at the scene ordered Williams to stop walking, she allegedly ignored them. When one of the officers tried to stop Williams, the teen "struck her in the face with a plastic smoothie cup" leaving a small laceration on the officer's nose and blinding her with the drink, according to court records.
Williams, who stands 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 93 pounds, then started kicking and flailing as officers tried to arrest her, court records said.
Cook County Judge James Brown ordered Williams held on $25,000 bail when she appeared in court Tuesday.