After pedophile remark, man in River Falls goes bonkersMaybe it was inevitable. A group of people late last Tuesday night, April 3, were playing Cards Against Humanity, a politically incorrect party game. Someone apparently joked about child molestation. A 38-year-old Plum City man erupted angrily, allegedly scattering the cards, breaking a beer bottle, a lamp, throwing a chair and later smashing a wine bottle. Some of the card players raced to a bedroom, locked the door and called 911. River Falls police responded.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal
Maybe it was inevitable. A group of people late last Tuesday night, April 3, were playing Cards Against Humanity, a politically incorrect party game. Someone apparently joked about child molestation. A 38-year-old Plum City man erupted angrily, allegedly scattering the cards, breaking a beer bottle, a lamp, throwing a chair and later smashing a wine bottle. Some of the card players raced to a bedroom, locked the door and called 911. River Falls police responded.
The suspect, who had just lost an election bid to the Pierce County Board, was described as drunk.
He was found alone in the kitchen and persuaded to come peacefully outside.
The man said he took the pedophile remark personally.
An officer said that while such a reaction was normal, the man’s violent outburst was abnormal.
Taken next to the police station, the man was said to be uncooperative. He insisted that his constitutional rights were being violated and he demanded to see a judge -– by this time it was past midnight.
After being ticketed for disorderly conduct, the man allegedly used the phone in the police station lobby to call the county dispatcher and ask for a judge.
Stymied with his judge quest, the man allegedly walked back to where he had violently ended Cards Against Humanity at 709 Bartosh Lane. Now he wanted some belongings from inside and his dog.
Officers were summoned back to deal with the latest development.
River Falls police also:
--Arrested a 21-year-old man from Saskatchewan, Canada, for a disturbance he allegedly caused at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Jimmy John’s fast-food restaurant , 477 Spruce St.
When officers arrived, they found the male suspect outside, allegedly with his pants down, bottom aimed at the restaurant windows as he slapped his buttocks. When he saw police, the man quickly pulled up his pants and ran.
Of course he was caught, brought back and given a $177 disorderly conduct fine.
Jimmy John’s employees said the man had been forcibly been kicked out for throwing garbage on the floor, standing on furniture and almost pulling down a light fixture.
--Arrested three people for disorderly conduct at the intersection of Main and Walnut streets just before 7 p.m. last Wednesday, April 4. A white couple were said to be fighting with a River Falls black man, and at one point had him pinned to the ground while they were punching him.
The black man then went and grabbed a tire iron from his car. He said he’d been called the “n-word” and also that the woman was flashing her breasts at passing traffic.
The Hudson man and the Woodbury, Minn., woman, both white, claimed they were acting in self-defense. It was learned that the woman was on court-ordered probation in Washington County, Minn.
The three suspects were give $177 fines for their alleged roles in the evening brawl.
--Arrested a 17-year-old River Falls boy for allegedly going through and stealing from cars in the high school student parking lot last week Tuesday morning, April 3.
The boy was charged with theft and possession of narcotic prescription drugs with the intent to sell.
He was chased and caught by a school storage shed. Among items allegedly recovered was an iPod Touch and another student’s prescription for the Adderall, an amphetamine.
The suspect allegedly told police he was hoping to make a quick buck by selling them to someone at either Veterans Park or Heritage Park downtown.
--Investigated another money fraud case where a 25-year-old local woman lost $300.
The victim said she was a single, low-income mom trying to find government assistant to pay for her college education
She was contacted by an “Ashley Johnson” who claimed to be able to offer her a $42,000 government-backed, student loan. First, however, the woman was asked to send a $300 money order as a fee to cover the costs for obtaining the loan.
The local woman sent her money by Western Union – to an address in India. The student loan never materialized.
For more, please see Police Beat in the April 11 print edition of the River Falls Journal.