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Caledonia Man Charged for Vulgar Comments Towards Racine Woman

Suspect wants help for mental health an substance abuse issues, but ends up being disruptive after being taken in.

A 52-year-old Caledonia man is facing charges after he allegedly got belligerent towards a Racine woman who was standing in her own yard, then began to threaten hospital staff after he wanted to self-commit himself for being psychotic.

The man was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Monday, a woman living in the 2000 block of North Main Street called Racine police officers after she said the man began to make vulgar and sexually charged comments towards her in front of her children. She said the man was now sitting at a bus stop and officers found him sitting on a curb in the 2000 block of Goold Street.

The man was highly intoxicated and said he didn’t know what incident the officers were talking about. When they explained what the woman said, the man then pointed at the woman and said “but she’s a lesbian.”

The man then said he’s an alcoholic and psychotic and he wanted help, so officers took him to Wheaton Franciscan Health Care so he could self-commit himself. He had a bag with chips inside that he threw away saying he didn’t want, but then later accused officers of stealing them.

Officers left him at the hospital, but they were called back 10 minutes later because the man was making threats towards staff and causing a disturbance. When the officer asked the man what was going on, he rambled incoherently, stomped his feet and flailed his arms while screaming loudly.

He was eventually medically cleared by hospital staff and taken to Racine County Jail. He remains in custody on a $300 signature bond while awaiting trial. 

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