Surfer arrested off Oak Street Beach
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE January 18, 2012 8:10AM
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.
Lifeguards are not on duty and swimming is “discouraged” at all beaches until they re-open later this year, according to the Chicago Park District’s website.