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Blotter: May 10

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

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Fight breaks out between Cheesie’s manager, former employees

An Evanston man was arrested Monday at Cheesie’s Pub and Grub after an argument with his former employer turned violent, police said.

The man, 50, previously worked at Cheesie’s, 622 Davis St., and was arrested Monday afternoon at the restaurant and charged with battery, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. The man allegedly attacked general manager Andrew Kyker, who “wasn’t seriously injured,” Cheesie’s employee Russell Love said.

Polinski said another former employee came to the restaurant about 5:30 p.m. Monday to collect his final paycheck. Kyker told police the former employee raised his voice and approached Kyker in a threatening manner, Polinski said.

“There seems to be some connection between the two (incidents),” Polinski added.

Evanston man attacked, cut on head

An Evanston man was cut on his head Wednesday on the west side but declined to provide police with any details about the incident, police said.

The man, 47, told police he was attacked about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Polinski said. When police arrived on scene in the 1200 block of Fowler Avenue, they observed the man with a cut on the left side of his head, Polinski said.

The man was transported to St. Francis Hospital for medical treatment. Polinski said the man declined to provide the police with any information about the incident.

— Ciara McCarthy

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Ciara McCarthy, In Focus Editor

Ciara is a Weinberg senior majoring in American Studies. Her past positions at The Daily include editor in chief, managing editor, city editor and reporter. The Bethesda, Maryland native is also a Brady Scholar in Ethics and Civic Life. She previously interned for Slate and The Marshall Project. You can reach Ciara via Twitter or email.