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Cook Co. prosecutor charged for biting man's leg outside lingerie shop

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An off-duty Cook County prosecutor allegedly bit a man in the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop over the weekend, and she was charged with misdemeanor battery and trespassing, authorities said Monday.

Sarah Naughton, 31, of Chicago, will be placed on administrative duty and won't be allowed to litigate while her case is pending, said Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Naughton and Bradley Gould, 31, were in Taboo Tabou at 854 W. Belmont at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, police said. Witnesses said they appeared intoxicated and were causing a disturbance, police said.

"I guess the YouTube video spoke for itself," says Mark Thomas, who owns the lingerie store and cigar shop next door to where it happened. "It was just completely out of control."

They were asked to leave and were on the sidewalk outside the store when Gould allegedly shoved the manager of the next-door store, the Blue Havana cigar lounge. Then, Naughton allegedly bit the Blue Havana manager in the leg, breaking the skin.

"Then, she fell and she bit him on the leg while this guy's swinging on him," Thomas explained. "I took him to the emergency room. We really want blood tests. Want to make sure she's okay cause she broke the skin."

Thomas said his employees told him Naughton pulled out a badge while she was in Taboo Tabou and said, "You can't do this to me. Do you know who I am?"

The video also shows Naughton berating police, who calmly stood by and took the abuse.

A store employee took the Blue Havana manager to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Gould and Naughton also sought medical attention for unspecified injuries, police said.

They were charged with misdemeanor battery and criminal trespassing, and released on recognizance bonds. The state's attorney's office is conducting an internal investigation, Daly said.

Naughton has been an employee of the state's attorney's office for eight years. Earlier this month, she won the conviction of Dawn Hamill, the owner of a southwest suburban animal-rescue facility, on animal-abuse charges. A state's attorney spokesperson says Naughton has an exemplary work record.

Naughton and Gould could not be reached for comment.

Fox Chicago News contributed to this report.

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