The normally reserved and quiet Jonathan Toews unleashed his wild side and was arrested for jogging shirtless along Lake Michigan earlier this week. Calls poured into local law enforcement centers from witnesses.
“At first I thought it was some hot guy running along the lake, but I looked closer and saw it was Jonathan Toews,” said one witness. “I know he’s normally pretty reserved, so I figured something was wrong. That’s why I called the police.”
Toews was apprehended by authorities near Soldier Field and charged with disturbing the peace but denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was only out for exercise.
“It was unseasonably warm so I decided to take my shirt off during my jog,” said the frustrated Blackhawks captain. “People looked at me as if they’d never seen a guy with his shirt off before. I don’t understand. This would never happen in Canada.”
Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said it’s not normally illegal for men to jog shirtless in the city, but Toews was taken into custody for his own good.
“We got a call about a sighting of Mr. Toews near Millennium Park and we instantly thought it was a prank,” said Weis. “When does he ever go out in public? But calls kept coming and the suspect was on an eastbound course along the lake so we knew it was legit and we took action because something must have been wrong with Mr. Toews to suddenly be so bold as to remove his shirt in public.”
Teammates expressed their disappointment in their captain but stood by his side in wake of the allegations brought against him.
“I don’t know what he was thinking going out for a jog like that,” said Duncan Keith. “This is Chicago. He would have been better off going out to get drunk like Kaner does all the time, but he’s our captain and we trust him even in bad times.”
Charges were set to be formally announced at the end of this month in court, but have been dropped by police in exchange for a day with the Stanley Cup.
By Morgann Spicer