A man, who was out on bond for two cases, was arrested after he allegedly punched an employee and tried biting a police officer at a restaurant in Gurnee, prosecutors said.
The incident happened at Big Norm’s Hot Dogs, 3540 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, on December 30.
Prosecutors said officers received a call of a former employee who was assaulting employees at the restaurant.
Officers arrived and found the suspect, identified as Francisco Pizano, 28, of Gurnee, being held down by the employees outside the establishment.
Pizano was actively resisting officers as they tried to place him in custody, prosecutors said.
Officers eventually got him into the rear of a squad car where Pizano allegedly tried biting a police officer.
Pizano began kicking at the police vehicle’s windows and officers noted he had damaged the door, prosecutors said.
Officers spoke with a victim at the business who reported Pizano punched him in the face. He had minor injuries.
Pizano was charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer, two counts of battery and criminal damage to government-supported property.
Pizano was out on bond at the time for two cases, both of which were batteries.
Lake County Judge Bolling Haxall ordered Pizano held on a $40,000 bond.
Pizano remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $4,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 24, court records show.