A Melrose Park man has been charged with running down two men outside of a nightclub last weekend, leaving two men critically injured after they laughed at a woman he was with.
Alejandro Escobar, 37, was arrested
Friday at his home in the 1800 block of North 19 th Avenue in the west suburb
and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Both victims were
The driver of a 2009 red
Honda Accord crashed into the men, 28 and 23, outside a club in the 100 block of
West Ontario Street where a fight broke out at 4:49 a.m. Sunday.
According to a preliminary police
report, the driver was angry at the two men for "laughing" at his female
companion and accelerated, striking and running over both men with the Honda
outside the club.
Witnesses pulled one of the men out from under the car,
but the motorist then "backed up" and ran over the other man three to four times
while the bystanders tried to open the car door and screamed at the man to stop,
the report said.
The car fled east – the wrong way – on Ontario Street
with a female passenger, while the parking lot was left stained with blood, the
The motorist had a shaved head and was between the ages of
35 and 38, and authorities reviewed surveillance outside the club to see if it
captured footage of the incident