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updated: 9/4/2014 8:49 AM

Carol Stream man accused of throwing woman to ground in Naperville

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  • Frank D. Brandle

    Frank D. Brandle


A Carol Stream man is facing charges of battery and disorderly conduct after authorities said he threw a woman to the ground in downtown Naperville.

Naperville Sgt. Bill Davis said Frank D. Brandle, 23, also yelled "obscene, offensive and sexually explicit comments" at the woman, whom he encountered about 1 a.m. Sunday near Jackson Avenue and Main Street.

Davis said Brandle walked up to a 22-year-old Woodridge woman, "got in her face and started talking to her."

The woman told Brandle she was not interested in him, asked him to leave her alone and then walked away, Davis said in an email.

Brandle then is accused of yelling at the woman as she walked to her car in a parking lot on the 100 block of West Jefferson Street. There, police said, Brandle "grabbed the victim by the waist and threw her to the ground."

Officers found Brandle walking near Jefferson Avenue and Eagle Street, and Davis said the Woodridge woman identified him as the man who threw her down. The woman told police she thought Brandle seemed intoxicated.

Brandle was taken to the Naperville police station and later released on $1,500 bail. The battery and disorderly conduct charges he faces are both misdemeanors, so he had to pay $150 -- 10 percent of the bail amount -- plus a $50 booking fee, Davis said.

Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger said the battery for which Brandle is accused took place "away from the general action in the downtown" and no one was seriously injured.

He said the city's downtown otherwise experienced a relatively quiet Labor Day weekend, despite the Last Fling festival and concerts that brought thousands to the area.

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