Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Man armed with corkscrew burst into apartments demanding beer

A thirsty thief is accused of stabbing a man with a corkscrew after he burst into two Bucktown apartments in search of beer in the early morning hours, authorities say. Hotel event coordinator Tim Snyder, 36, forced his way into a building in the 1300-block of North Dean around 4 a.m. Saturday, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Aileen Bhandari said.

He headed straight for the fridge in one apartment, but punched a man and left when he couldn't find any beer, Bhandari said. In the second apartment he struggled with a resident who he stabbed in the back with a pocket corkscrew, according to a police report. The victim needed 22 stitches, but residents of the apartment were able to hold Snyder until police arrived, Bhandari said.

Snyder, of the 1500-block of North Milwaukee, allegedly later threatened a Shakespeare District police officer, telling him, "I live in the district ... I'm going to kill your ass - you can't lock me up forever." He then asked the officer "Want some AIDS?" and spat at him, according to a police report.

Snyder, who has criminal convictions for aggravated battery and domestic battery, is charged with two counts of home invasion, aggravated battery and aggravated battery to a police officer. Judge James Brown ordered him held on bail of $250,000 Sunday.

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