A Prospect Heights man who tried to grab a police officer's holstered weapon and bit the officer's hand pleaded guilty to several charges, court records show.
Kenny Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer, records show. In exchange, a Cook County judge sentenced him to 30 months of probation and 45 days in Cook County jail. The judge also ordered Cruz to pay $689 in fines.
When police initially encountered Cruz around 1:25 a.m. last April 30, he told them he had consumed eight or nine beers, prosecutors said during his bond hearing last year.
A short time later police responded to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle by an individual who matched Cruz's description. A scuffle ensued, during which Cruz attempted to grab the weapon, prosecutors said.