Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline said what any neighborhood tavern regular worth their salt was thinking after seeing video of that big sissy, disgraced officer Anthony Abbate, beat the snot of the petite, tough-as-nails bartender at Jesse's Shortstop Inn on the Northwest Side: "If I could hit him with a baseball bat, I would."
As a former bartender and bouncer, I agree with the sentiment -- punch a lady bartender, get the Louisville Slugger.
Of course, Cline's spokeswoman Monique Bond insists her boss was speaking "figuratively."
I figure that means a friendly prison cell mate is a better punishment.
Tavern bar mavens, what do you figure?