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Teen charged with damaging squad car near Pride Parade route

A Far South Side teen has been charged with damaging a Chicago police squad car during the annual Pride Parade.

Dionte D. Rice, 19, of the 11600 block of South Church Street in Morgan Park, was charged with one felony count of criminal damage to property, according to the Chicago Police Department.

Rice was seen damaging a marked squad car in the 800 block of West Aldine Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

According to arrest reports, police responded to the scene after hearing that damage was being done to the squad car. When they arrived, Rice was jumping up and down on the top of the car's roof, denting it, the report said. Rice was arrested at 1:45 p.m., according to the report, which also said it was Rice's first arrest.

The incident happened within a block of the Pride Parade route, which started at noon and continued through 4 p.m.

Rice is scheduled to appear in bond court today. | Twitter: @ChicagoBreaking

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