Man shouts homophobic slurs, breaks window at R Public House in Rogers Park

Tue. January 17, 2023 2:34 PM by News Staff

the bar posted a picture of the broken window on instagram

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A hammer-wielding man broke the window of a gay-owned bar in Rogers Park Monday night after shouting homophobic slurs, according to authorities.

A man and a woman were reportedly getting out of their car just before 6 p.m. Monday near R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., when a man walked up and began shouting homophobic slurs and threatening them.

The victims continued walking and entered the bar.

That’s when police say the suspect entered the bar and shattered a window with a hammer. 

The bar posted a picture of the broken window on Instagram and Twitter with the caption, "Nothing like a homophobic guy with a hammer yelling anti-gay slurs at customers and threatening them to shake up the night."

Police are investigating and it is not determined if this is a hate crime. No arrests have been made.