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Don't Mess with the Batman

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 18, 2011 3:30PM

Chicagoist Photos Flickr pool regular contributor Brian Bochenek, aka "Statevillan," was out on one of his picture taking excursions when he came across the scene he depicts here. According to Bechenek's account, the three young men and one young woman were hanging out at a gas station when they decided to rush the pickup truck with two other men in it. Rather than drive off, the two men in the truck got out - one of them with a baseball bat.

Bechenek said there was a lot of shouting back and forth about gang affiliation — known as "love" in gang slang — and he expressed gratitude that things didn't escalate further with, say, firearms. Bechenek detailed the litany of crimes allegedly committed in these three shots: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; mob action; disorderly conduct; reckless driving; no signal.