Tinley Park, IL-- A story that could be considered one of irony, but has some men facing jail time for attacking an alleged group of white supremacists.
The attack happened inside a restaurant in a suburban area of Tinley Park, IL. According to the police report obtained by CBS Chicago, five men from Indiana were charged with felony mob action for their roles in an attack Saturday on a group dining at a restaurant.
CBS Chicago reports that a public defender representing the suspects asked for a "reasonable" bond for the five men, but Cook County Circuit Court Judge Terence B. Smith noted the attacks were unprovoked and the perpetrators wore masks.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he was shocked by the disturbance in his community.
"It's either something out of far-left or far-right field," he told CBS 2's Mike Parker Monday.
More charges against the attackers may be filed later, pending further investigation, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.
They five men are charged with: Mob Action, Aggravated Battery and Criminal Damage to Property.
Investigators said the men drove off after the attack but their car was stopped about a mile from the restaurant.
Prosecutors confirmed that police found evidence in the vehicle, including two expandable batons, a knife, a pair of gloves and several dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.
Law enforcement sources on Sunday said the victims' group was made up of white supremacists, and those who assaulted them were protesters attacking their beliefs.
Tinley Park police said in a news release that a group of 15 to 18 people dressed in black entered the restaurant and started the altercation with a specific group of people. Approximately 10 people were injured, and three were taken to local hospitals.
Police said the attack was an isolated incident and not a random act.