Police Respond to Dangerous Behavior On Highway 441
The Appleton Police Department continues to investigate a suspicious incident occurring at approximately 6:47 AM, on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The incident, involving an 18 year-old male, walking naked in the northbound lanes of Highway 441, resulted in numerous 911 calls.
With officers responding, information was received about the male attempting to pull a motorist from her vehicle. Officers found the naked man in the roadway, near the off-ramp of Highway 441 to E. College Avenue. They believed him to be experiencing excited delirium, a state of extreme mental and physiological excitement. Before he could be taken into custody, the man began to yell at officers to “shoot him”. Due to the location of the incident, the man’s condition and behavior, an officer deployed an ECD (Taser) on the individual. Once handcuffed, the man continued to resist officers. As a result of initial dispatch information, paramedics and fire personnel were already on scene. The male party, from Neenah, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital for treatment. He remains at the facility.
A 22 year-old Appleton woman received minor injuries from the male during the incident. She stated she had stopped to call 911 when the man rushed her vehicle, opened her driver’s door and began to punch her. She was able to get her door closed when another motorist distracted the male party. The male party approached the other vehicle and began punching windows on the vehicle. The woman was shaken, but did not require immediate medical attention. No additional injuries were reported.
The Appleton Police Department was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Appleton Fire Department and Gold Cross. Officers are continuing the investigation and anticipate the referral of several charges on the man to the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.
If you have information about the incident, you are asked to contact Sergeant Fischer at the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency number (920) 832-5500. If you have information, but wish to remain anonymous, please consider Text-a-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.
For additional information, please contact Sergeant Lund at (920) 832-5509.