COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Chicago bankruptcy attorney who wound up in jail after prosecutors say he had too much to drink at the Tavern on Rush was warned by a judge Wednesday to "stay away from the Triangle."
Robert Semrad Jr. was charged with theft Tuesday after police were called to the bar and restaurant at 1031 N. Rush St., prosecutors said.
The 46-year-old lawyer ran up a tab of $949.15 Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report.
Semrad became "intoxicated" and was behaving in an "obscene" manner when a manager asked him to pay his bill and leave, prosecutors said. But the bar patron refused to pay the bill.
The manager flagged down police for assistance, according to a police report. Semrad allegedly pushed the officer in the chest when he learned he was being arrested for theft.
The officer tackled and handcuffed Semrad, who was charged with misdemeanor battery, resisting an officer and one count of felony theft for the unpaid tab, police and prosecutors said.
Semrad was released from jail Wednesday.
A Cook County judge warned him to "stay away from the Triangle" while the case is pending.
"You can't go back to the Tavern on Rush," Judge Peggy Chiampas said. "And that doesn't mean go next door to Carmine's."
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