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Man Charged With Vandalizing 6 Police Cars While Officers Were At Heroism Ceremony

Patrick Vaughn is facing charges of criminal damage to property, police said.

Police say Patrick Vaughn (inset) damaged six Chicago Police cars. [Provided]

DOWNTOWN — A man has been charged with damaging a row of Chicago Police cars that were parked outside a ceremony honoring police heroism.

The vandalism happened at 1:20 p.m. May 11 in the 100 block of East Lower Wacker Drive. The cars were parked there for the awards ceremony at the nearby Hyatt Regency.

The man smashed the windshields of the cars using either a bat or brick, according to the Chicago Tribune. One of the cars was marked and the rest were unmarked.

Patrick Vaughn, 24, was arrested on Monday night. He has been charged with criminal damage to government property and possession of a controlled substance.