COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOSE — A suburban teen was busted for allegedly terrorizing tourists on Michigan Avenue over the Fourth of July weekend.
Stephen Shedrick, 18, of Oak Park, was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, for forcing pedestrians off the sidewalk and into traffic with his wild behavior.
"You have no respect for yourself or others, apparently" said Judge Israel Desierto Saturday at Cook County Criminal Courthouse.
Shedrick was walking through Water Tower Park, between Pearson Street and Chicago Avenue, with several other men and women Friday evening when he loudly screamed, "F--- the police," according to court records.
Shedrick then ran onto Michigan Avenue, jumping and flailing his arms in the middle of traffic. When police officers told him to stop, Shedrick responded, "F--- you. You ain't so tough. Say it in my face," records state.
The teen then headed West on Chicago Avenue, this time on the sidewalk, but still flailing his arms and jumping side to side. Pedestrians were forced off the sidewalk and into the street with traffic by his behavior, according to court records. Shedrick was arrested just before 10 p.m. Friday.
Desierto ordered Shedrick held on $1,000 bond Saturday.
Shedrick identified himself as a member of the Black P. Stones gang, records show.