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Bathroom Smoking Incident In Naperville Leads To Stabbing

By Anna Deem in News on Mar 6, 2011 6:45PM

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Adam Hearn, 31, of the 900 block of South Main Street in Lombard, was charged with stabbing a security guard at Blackfinn American Saloon in Naperville after he and his girlfriend were caught smoking in the bathroom of the bar early Sunday morning.

Naperville Police were called to the bar at 1:32 a.m. after hearing a report of a stabbing, according to a release from police via the Chicago Tribune. The report detailed that the incident started when Hearn and his girlfriend, Kelly Cihlar, 25, had been caught smoking a cigarette in the bathroom, and were told by security to smoke outside. The couple was then asked to leave after Hearn became verbally abusive. As they were escorted out of the bar, a fight broke out between Hearn and a security guard, and Hearn took out a knife and stabbed the security guard in the abdomen, police said. Hearn was subdued by other security guards until police arrived.

The security guard was treated on the scene and eventually taken to Edward Hospital to undergo surgery for his injuries, the release said. No condition was listed for him. Hearn's overall charges include aggravated battery with a weapon, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, and possession of a weapon by a felon, all of which are Class 3 felonies. Cihlar, of the 2700 block of Mohawk Avenue in Woodridge, was arrested as well and charged with obstruction of a police officer, resisting arrest, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.