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Suit: Man accused of urinating in trash can attacked by Sox security

A man accused of urinating in a garbage can during a 2011 White Sox game is suing the team, alleging U.S. Cellular Field security guards attacked and falsely arrested him after the game.

Irineo Vargas, who adamantly denies urinating in the garbage can, is seeking at least $120,000 in compensation from the team, according to the five-count suit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court.

On June 20, 2011, Vargas attended a Sox-Cubs game at the South Side park, according to the suit and team records. At some point during the game, Vargas was accused of urinating in a garbage can by a U.S. Cellular Field security guard, the suit states.

After the game, Vargas and the security guard “had words” and Vargas claims he was attacked by several security guards, arrested and accused of committing battery against the guards, the suit says.

Charges filed by the ball club were eventually dismissed, according to the law firm representing Vargas, Gregory E. Kulis and Associates.

A White Sox representative could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.

The suit alleges security guards injured Vargas during the scuffle, falsely arrested him and then maliciously prosecuted him.



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