Reward offered for arrest of anti-masker who smashed Wiener's Circle glass door with brick

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Wiener's Circle is offering a reward to find the man who was caught on surveillance video vandalizing the popular Lincoln Park hot dog shop on Wednesday night over a mask dispute.

The incident happened at the store in the 2600-block of North Clark Street at 8:40 p.m., Chicago police said.

The man entered the restaurant and refused to put on a face mask, according to police.

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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.

Police said the man became angry and threw snow at the employees and left in a car. He then came back and was caught on camera throwing a brick at the front door, breaking the glass. No one was injured.

The Wiener's Circle said it will give away two bulls tickets or a throw a party for anyone who helps lead police to the suspect.

"I hope he gets caught," said the general manager Evelyn Morris. "We are all in fear of this COVID but we don't want to be a target for people that don't want to wear a mask or comply by the laws."

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The restaurant tweeted a photo of their repaired door saying they're, quote, "hot on the trail" of the vandal.

Thursday morning, a guard at the McDonalds at State and Chicago had a chair thrown at him by a would-be customer after asking to see his vaccine card. That man is in custody.
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