The tables were turned on a would-be iPhone robber who was pursued by the victim – a former wrestler – into the Loop’s Miller’s Pub after the attack on a southbound Green Line train early Saturday, police said.
The victim was on his way to his Bronzeville neighborhood home on a southbound Green Line train in the Loop area about 1 a.m. and had his iPhone out when 20-year-old Christopher Dunn tried to take it, police said.
A police source said Dunn “clocked him (the victim) hard in the temple,’’ but the victim -- in his mid 20s and a former wrestler -- fought back and the two “tumbled” out at the Adams Street station.
The victim held on to his phone and Dunn apparently began to realize the man was overpowering him, so he fled down the “L” stairs and into Miller’s Pub, 134 S. Wabash Ave., police said.
The victim raced after him and flagged down police officers who were already nearby, and they burst into Miller’s, police said.
They did not see him at first, but officers became curious where a staircase led and found Dunn upstairs “cowering’’ in an area of the pub not accessible to the public, police said.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Dunn, of the 6100 block of South Bishop Street, was charged with felony attempted robbery and misdemeanor battery, according to police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.
Dunn was being held without bond in the Cook County Jail and was expected to appear in court again on Wednesday, according to jail records.