Chicago Police Arrest Surfer

Chicago Police Arrest Surfer…For Surfing

You'd think the cops in a city like Chicago would have bigger and badder fish to fry...

As reported on

Chicago – Police arrested a man surfing in Lake Michigan Tuesday evening on the Near North Side.

Police from the Near North District and Marine Unit responded about 5 p.m. to a report of a man surfing in Lake Michigan off Oak Street Beach in the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said.

Rex Flodstrom, 40, of the 200 block of East Delaware Place was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct, two counts of violating a Chicago Park District ordinance and one count of being in a park after hours because beaches are closed until May 25.

Thanks to our Great Lakes correspondent Burton Hathaway for giving us the heads up on this bs!