STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A Sturgeon Bay man was arrested twice on Wednesday evening after authorities say he threatened a bar employee over who he voted for in the presidential election.
Sturgeon Bay Police say they were dispatched at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday to Cherry Lanes Bar, 127 N. 4th Ave., after the 37-year-old man scared the bar employee using a baseball bat. The suspect was swearing at the employee and calling him names, but he didn’t swing the bat at him.
Police say the suspect was drunk and upset over the election results and wanted to protest. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Door County Jail but was then released.
The man returned to the same bar later that evening. Police went back there at 9:58 p.m. Officers say the suspect grabbed the same employee by his shirt and shoved him up against the wall because he was upset about the police being called. The employee was not hurt.
The suspect was arrested again for disorderly conduct. He was taken back to jail. Authorities then required him to post bond due to the chance he would return to the bar if he was released without bond.
Charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office.