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Man Harasses Women at Butch McGuire's, Tries to Take Officer's Gun: Charges

By Erica Demarest | September 1, 2015 1:23pm
 Nabil Rahmouni, 28, clung to a patio rail when police asked him to leave a Gold Coast bar, officials said.
Nabil Rahmouni, 28, clung to a patio rail when police asked him to leave a Gold Coast bar, officials said.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man who was booted from Butch McGuire's for harassing women early Sunday grabbed a police officer's holster and tried to take the gun, prosecutors alleged.

Nabil Rahmouni, 28, had been "aggressive toward female patrons" and punched a security guard several times before police were called to the Gold Coast bar about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an arrest report.

As officers tried to arrest Rahmouni, he clung to a patio rail outside the bar at 20 W. Division St., Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said during a bond hearing Monday.

Police eventually pried Rahmouni off the rail — freeing him to hit one of the officers before grabbing the second officer's gun and trying to remove it from the holster, prosecutors said.

Once police got Rahmouni into their car, he started to bang his head against the metal cage, hitting himself so hard that he needed stitches, Antonietti said.

Rahmouni is currently on probation for resisting police. He has already violated the probation once, but had it re-instated, according to court testimony.

During a bond hearing Monday, Rahmouni's head was wrapped in thick layers of white gauze. He wore an unbuttoned polo with blood stains down the front.

Rahmouni, of the 4400 block of North Elston Avenue in Albany Park, was charged with battery, aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated battery causing bodily harm to a police officer, and attempting to disarm a police officer.

His public defender said Rahmouni works as a server in a coffee shop, has lived in Chicago for 15 years and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

"Oh! So did I. That's where I went," Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas told Rahmouni before ordering him held without bail.

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