So what was it that caused Al Reyes to spit blood at people, “swing his arms about,” and eventually get tased by the police?
Two words: Ceramic. Pot.
Witnesses told police the incident started around 2:30 a.m. at the Hyde Park Cafe, 1806 W Platt St., when Reyes fell against a ceramic pot inside the bar. Thinking someone had pushed him, police said Reyes began exchanging words with patron Eduardo Mora.
Mora then punched Reyes in the face, getting the attention of the Hyde Park Cafe’s bouncers. Meanwhile, police said in a news release, Reyes “began to spit blood on the people in the area and began to swing his arms about.”
The prospect of copycats must really have Pier 1 employees spooked. Hang in there guys!