COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man who had just appeared before a judge at Cook County's largest courthouse Tuesday bolted from the building into a neighboring housing complex in Little Village.
Quishawn Chambers, 28, didn't make it far before sheriff's deputies chased him down and brought him back before Judge Michael Clancy at 2650 S. California Ave.
Clancy had just set bail for Chambers at $50,000 on charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting arrest when Chambers made a run for it about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. He dashed through the jury box, past a reporter and out of the courtroom.
After he was detained, Chambers was again brought before Clancy — this time with a yellow leaf stuck in his hair — and denied bail.
"You are a flight risk," the judge said with a straight face.
Chambers, of the 400 block of West 100th Street, was initially arrested about 10:50 a.m. Monday after pointing a fake orange revolver at a Chicago police officer in the 200 block of West 103rd Street, court records show.
Chambers resisted arrest, according to police, and an officer broke his leg during a scuffle with him.
An arrest report lists Chambers as 6 feet tall and 190 pounds.