Man cited for battery after striking man in face with skateboard

May 16, 2014

A Milwaukee man was cited for battery and criminal damage to property after a confrontation about pedestrians crossing an intersection April 22.

According to the South Milwaukee police report:

The 23-year-old Milwaukee man was one of four pedestrians who crossed the intersection of College and North Chicago avenues against a do-not-walk signal about 3 p.m. April 22.

A 56-year-old South Milwaukee man honked at the group, and the Milwaukee man claimed the driver flipped them off. The Milwaukee man said he cursed the driver, who confronted him in the Taco Bell parking lot, 112 N. Chicago Ave.

The South Milwaukee man "said he only wanted to tell the subject he should not be flipping off people," when the Milwaukee man struck him in the face with a skateboard, breaking his glasses and causing a laceration above his left eye.

The Milwaukee man told police he thought the older man would "jump him," and "seemed defiant," telling him he would find witnesses' names, and "did not seem remorseful for his actions."

The Milwaukee man was cited for battery and criminal damage to property.

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