JEDDAH: A Saudi man has been charged with reckless conduct by the Chicago police for walking on a frozen Lake Michigan, news sites in the 2nd biggest US city reported.
Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman, was quoted by DNAinfo.com saying 20-year-old Ghassan Albraidi was about 300 yards off Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago when he was arrested on Feb. 5, 2013.
"Police got a call about 6:50 a.m. that a man was on the ice off Balbo Avenue and Lake Shore Drive," Estrada told DNAInfo.com. "Officers from the Chicago Police Marine Unit intercepted Albraidi and arrested him around 7:15 a.m. He was taken to the marine safety unit and examined on the scene as a precaution."
Albraidi was reportedly walking north along a break wall separating Monroe Harbor and Lake Michigan and "falling repeatedly."
Another police spokesperson, Officer Laura Kubiak, said the Saudi, who is believed to be a student, was charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct, another report by Sun-Times Media Wire said.
Police have yet to determine why Albraidi walked onto the ice, the reports said.