Logan Square Man Eats A Blunt, Then Pepper-Sprays A Cop

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jul 28, 2015 5:45PM

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Adrian Ocampo (Chicago Police Department)
Tally another one for stupid things people do while high: a man spotted by police “eating a blunt” now faces a long list of charges after trying to resist arrest.

Adrian Ocampo, 31, of Logan Square appeared in court for a bond hearing on Monday where prosecutors laid out the case against him. That includes aggravated battery to a peace officer (also causing injury) and possession of 30 grams of marijuana.

It all went down about 2 p.m. on Sunday after officers spotted Ocampo sitting in the passenger seat of a Jeep in the 5300 block of West Diversey and witnessed the defendant lick shut a blunt and stick it in his mouth “as if he was going to eat it,” according to a recap on DNAinfo Chicago.

When approached by police, said the report, Ocampo admitted to the criminal act and police then attempted to arrest the man. But that’s when things went up in smoke. Ocampo tried to take a swing at one of the officers but missed and started to run away from the scene. Eventually the officer caught up with him and grabbed Ocampo’s shirt, which he slipped out of and threw in the officer’s face before again running away.

The final confrontation happened in the 5100 block of West Parker Avenue. Police attempted to use pepper spray to subdue Ocampo but the defendant then grabbed it, which resulted in both of them getting a good dose of the potent chemical. Police say punches were also thrown by Ocampo before backup arrived and he was put in cuffs and booked, where he remains pending $100,000 bail.

According to prosecutors, Ocampo, a day laborer and father of four, has previously been convicted of five felonies, including aggravated discharge of a firearm, robbery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and two separate drug charges,” according to the article.