A 70-year-old Willowbrook man is headed to court after a scuffle at a Downers Grove car show, according to police.
Victor R. Conforti, 70, of the 200 block of West 80th Street, was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery. The incident occurred at 5:05 p.m. Oct. 8 on the 1200 block of 75th Street, according to a police report.
Police said Conforti punched another man after a verbal exchange during which Conforti asked the man "you still suck (expletive)?" The man who was punched said he has had issues with Conforti at different car shows for a couple of years over a previous unspecified incident.
"(The man) advised me that the force of the punch knocked a dental bridge and a tooth loose in his mouth, and also caused a small cut on his lower lip," the police report said. "(The man) stated that after he was punched Mr. Conforti fell over due to the momentum of his punch."
The man said that he jumped on top of Conforti when he was on the ground, but bystanders pulled him off before anything else could happen. A witness also described the same sequence of events to police.
An officer saw the man's injuries to his mouth. The man said he wanted to sign a criminal complaint against Conforti for battery.
After some more police activity at the scene (the details of which were redacted in the report), Conforti was taken into custody without incident. He was handcuffed, searched and taken to the Downers Grove Police Department for processing.
Conforti provided a written statement about the incident and the man signed the complaint against Conforti, the report said.
Conforti was released on an I-bond with a Nov. 13 court date in Wheaton.
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