Hysteria over this weekend’s NATO conference in Chicago reached new heights Friday morning when a Wrigleyville pregame party was broken up by cops who mistook visiting White Sox fans for rough-around-the-edges NATO protesters.

“It was a regrettable incident, but our officers are trained to be on the lookout for any groups of people who seem out of place in their surroundings,” said CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy. “And nothing appears more out of place than a group of hillbilly looking White Sox fans congregating in Wrigleyville.”

While sources indicate there had been at least 100 White Sox fans taken into custody, McCarthy failed to confirm exactly how many had been arrested, saying only “All of them.”