A serial panhandler was locked up for the 253rd time early Wednesday for causing a disturbance outside a River North nightclub.
Darryl Marlow, 55, who told officers he lives in the 400 block of West Oak Street, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. at 873 N. Orleans, outside Stone Lotus, where he was disturbing patrons who were waiting in line to get inside, according to a Near North District police lieutenant.
It was his 253rd arrest, according to police.
A police report said that he entered the line and approached people in the line. He held his hand out to ask for money and officers saw people shaking their heads to indicate no, but he followed them, and continued to hold his hand out, blocking their path.
He was asked to stop but he refused, according to the lieutenant, who said Marlow was taken into custody. He was cited with violating the city’s ordinance against panhandling.
This wasn’t his only arrest in September — he was also put behind bars on the 20th, at 1145 N. State St., also for aggressive panhandling.
Back in March, he had racked up his 242 and 243th arrests.
On Tuesday, March 23, Marlow — who at the time gave an address of the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue — was arrested at 7:06 p.m. on a signed complaint from the victim who saw him urinating in plain view of the public on the side door to the Tavern On Rush, 1031 N. Rush St., according to a police report. That was his 243rd arrest.
On March 18, at 6:05 p.m., he was arrested for the 242nd time, after allegedly touching customers on an outside patio at the same Rush Street restaurant. In this incident, Marlow was seen reaching into Tavern on Rush’s outside patio seating area where food was being served and touching customers while aggressively panhandling for money, according to a police report.
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