Streeterville McDonald's security guard attacked after asking customer for COVID vaccine proof

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A security guard at a Streeterville McDonald's was assaulted after asking for proof of COVID vaccination Thursday morning, Chicago police said.

Police said the male suspect was eating inside the restaurant in the first block of East Chicago Avenue at about 9:15 a.m. when he was asked to show proof of vaccination.

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Surveillance video shows a man throw a brick at the Wiener's Circle in Lincoln Park after police said he became angry when staff asked him to wear a mask.

After he refused, police said he began battering the 47-year-old security guard before fleeing the scene.

Responding officers located the suspect and arrested him, police said. Charges against him are pending.

Restaurants in Chicago are required to ask restaurant patrons eating indoors to provide proof of vaccination. The city is expected to end the mandate by the end of the month.
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