CHICAGO — Two teens were hanging out when one fell asleep and the other dumped hot water on him, causing second-degree burns on his face and chest, prosecutors said.
Terrell M. Johnson, 19, of the 7600 Block of South King Drive, was charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm for pouring hot tap water on a sleeping 15-year-old on Nov. 30, authorities said.
The two teens were among a group of friends playing video games at a home in the 7500 block of South Peoria Street. Prosecutors said the victim fell asleep, and Johnson ran hot water from the faucet.
He then dumped it on the 15-year-old's face, neck and chest, prosecutors said. The victim experienced soreness and later went to the hospital, where doctors determined he had second-degree burns, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Johnson, who had no prior criminal record, apologized to the 15-year-old and turned himself in to police.
His bond was not immediately available.