Benjamin Shorb

Chicago Police

Lollapalooza Attendee Charged With Battery And Damage To Government Property, Both Felonies

August 05, 2019 - 7:11 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday after assaulting an EMS employee at Lollapalooza and damaging government property.

Benjamin Shorb, 25, was charged with two felonies – aggravated battery of a government employee and criminal damage to property worth between $500 and $10,000, Chicago police said.

Shorb was leaving the festival at about 8:10 p.m., when he approached officers saying “he was having a bad trip,” prosecutors said Saturday in his bond hearing

Officers summoned a paramedic and, while being treated, he assaulted them and broke a tablet belonging to the city, prosecutors said.

Judge David Navarro ordered him be held on $3,000 bail and he is expected back in court Aug. 8.

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