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Bow Truss Owner Phil Tadros Bit Ex-Wife In Custody Dispute: Police Report

By Josh McGhee | August 23, 2016 5:25pm
 Bow Truss owner Phil Tadros was arrested Thursday night in the 3600 block of North Wayne Avenue in Lakeview, police said.
Bow Truss owner Phil Tadros was arrested Thursday night in the 3600 block of North Wayne Avenue in Lakeview, police said.
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LAKEVIEW — Bow Truss Coffee Roasters owner Phil Tadros landed in jail after allegedly biting and pushing his ex-wife in a dispute over their children last week, according to a police report of the altercation.

The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the 3600 block of North Wayne Avenue. Tadros had been scheduled to meet his ex-wife at the Town Hall district's police headquarters at 850 W. Addison St. to spend time with their two young children, the report said.


But after telling his ex-wife he would be late, he allegedly came to her home and entered through the back door holding paperwork and said, "'This is my house. You can't kick me out,'" the report said.

Tadros then went into the garage and joined the children, who were in the backseat of a running vehicle. Because his ex-wife thought he was acting "erratically" and "unstable," the report said, she attempted to turn off the car and take the children inside.

In the process of attempting to take the keys from her, the report said, Tadros allegedly bit her right thumb. He allegedly then got back into the car and attempted to drive the car in reverse out of the garage with the children, who were not in their car seats.

To stop him from leaving, Tadros' ex-wife stood behind the car and asked a witness to call the police. In response, he got out of the car, picked up his ex-wife and threw her to the ground, causing her to scrape her left elbow, the report says.

He then got back into the car and allegedly sped out of the garage, hitting the side of it and damaging the passenger's side of the car. He drove eastbound through the alley before returning to the home, where he was arrested. Tadros' ex-wife was treated by emergency crews at the scene, the report said.

Tadros, 37, was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery and bail was set at $2,000, court documents show.

He was released from custody around 7 a.m. Friday and has refused to comment on the incident.

As a condition of his bond, he was forced to turn over his FOID card and any firearms within two days of his release. He also isn't allowed to come in contact with his ex-wife for the entirety of the case.

Tadros has rapidly expanded Bow Truss in recent years. Earlier this year, he announced plans to expand Bow Truss Coffee Roasters from eight locations to 17, making it the largest independent coffee shop in Chicago.

A court date has been set for Sept. 2 at the Circuit Court of Cook County, 555 W. Harrison St.

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