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Bar Stabbing, Fecal Flinging at Wrigleyville Bar Crawl

Gregg Greaves is being charged, police said, after ambushing a man with a broken beer bottle at the TBOX bar crawl. He later defecated in his own hands and threw the fecal matter around the police station, police said.

A North Side man ambushed a man in a Wrigleyville bathroom Sunday morning, according to police, stabbing him in the neck with a broken beer bottle.

Gregg Greaves, 23, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Greaves, who lives on the 4700 block of North Beacon Street, stabbed the man at the Red Ivy Bar at 3525 N. Clark St., Chicago Police said.

While it’s not confirmed Greaves was in Wrigleyville specifically for the annual bar crawl nicknamed TBOX, the crime occurred during Saturday's Twelve Bars of Christmas pub crawl. It starts at 8 a.m. and continues all day.

According to the report, police were called to the Wrigleyville bar near the corner of Clark and Eddy streets around 12:30 Sunday morning. The 25-year-old victim told police he walked into the men’s bathroom when Greaves jumped out of a stall and attacked him with a broken beer bottle.

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Greaves stabbed the man in the neck causing serious injuries, police said. The victim pushed Greaves away, only to be cut on the neck again, as well as his chin and hands, according to the report.

A 30-year-old bartender walked into the bathroom to find the bloody scene. After being transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lake View, the victim was taken into surgery and is reported to be in stable condition.

Then Greaves defecated into his bare hands and started throwing his fecal matter on the floor in the processing room.

And while police confirm Greaves was drunk at the time of the arrest, things took an unusual turn when he was taken back to the 19th District Police Station on Addison Street.

According to the report, Greaves became verbally abusive to officers during processing. He started shouting obscenities and refused to wear his pants in the station.

Then Greaves defecated into his bare hands and started throwing his fecal matter on the floor in the processing room, police said.

He is due back in court Dec. 17.

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Maxwell Atkins December 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Humanity at it's finest...
Antoinette Romero December 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM
This article is very inaccurate. Claiming that this crime occurred during TBOX. As a volunteer and participant of this event, I can confirm that TBOX OFFICIALLY ended at 9pm at the Cubby Bear. All bars including the Red Ivy went about regular business including many who were not participants of this event. In my experience this has always been a safe event with the event company always taking every precaution available. It's unfortunate that a separate incident having nothing to do with this event occurred.
CoCo December 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I am uncertain as to why the previous comment was made .. The article reads and I quote: "While it’s not confirmed Greaves was in Wrigleyville specifically for the annual bar crawl nicknamed TBOX, the crime occurred during Saturday's Twelve Bars of Christmas pub crawl. It starts at 8 a.m. and continues all day" .. where is the inaccuracy? Just saying ...
Jeffrey Littleton December 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM
There is word that the Alderman wants to regulate events such as this now. That would be ridiculous...reactionary even.....
Gary Griffin December 11, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I don't have a dog in this fight, but I think the inaccuracy is in the timing of the event versus the stabbing. According to Antoinette, the event ended at 9PM, while the stabbing took place 3+ hours later at 12:30AM. So, while it's certainly possible that Goofy Greaves was drinking during the event, the stabbing did take place well after the event itself had ended.
Jimson December 11, 2012 at 03:16 AM
while the "event" might officially be over at 9PM, the effects of the event obviously don't stop at 9PM, do you think everyone is just going to go home instantly at 9PM? I don't think so, even if it happened at 2AM, good chance it could be related. Don't act like it's some magical special event, it's a pub crawl, definition of pub crawl is drinking at each establishment, having just 1 drink at 12 bars creates a bunch of drunk people, and most will have more than 1 at each bar. Lot's of really drunk people means chances of crazy shiz happens increases greatly. Legalize MJ
The Truth December 11, 2012 at 09:36 AM
....but there were 40+ bars involved this year.
John Shilowitz December 11, 2012 at 03:01 PM
C'mon- even though the event "ended" we all know that it really did not end. Yes, the majority of blame can be directed to TBOX. It was dangerous and absolutely out of control when I drove near Wrigleyville around 5pm. 5pm! I've never seen anything so drunken and dangerous during my 15 + years in Chicago. It could only have gotten worse by the evening. People were running in front of cars, puking on the sidewalk, asking for rides from strangers, turning over garbage cans, etc. etc etc. I must have come close to hitting at least three people as I drove up Sheffield from Belmont. And I didn't even hit the main area of Clark Street! I loved events like this when I was in my 20's, but this was unlike anything I've seen. The alderman and all of the neighbors should be furious at the irresponsibility of those involved in the event. Period.
Mike Boxitch December 11, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Throw some poo. It's a pants off party!
Richard December 11, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I'AM SURE HIS MOTHER MUST BE PROUD
Johnny Sisson December 11, 2012 at 05:42 PM
"There is word that the Alderman wants to regulate events such as this now" that's not reactionary, it's common sense and good news. This event was out of hand and it's not as if everyone suddenly sobered up and left the neighborhood at 9pm.
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The Truth December 12, 2012 at 08:03 AM
I'm sure he REALLY felt like poo after he came down from whatever he was high on, saw his mug and read about what he had done.

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