Patch’s Top Police/Fire Stories: The Onion is Porn?
The top read five crime and fire stories of 2012 in Menomonee Falls features some weird, and some tragic incidents in the village.
Every day between now and the end of the year, Menomonee Falls Patch will feature the most popular stories of the year — broken down by topic.
The men and women dedicated to protect the safety of every Menomonee Falls resident are on the clock every minute of every day. Throughout 2012, there was plenty to keep them busy.
Here are the highest profile stories Menomonee Falls police and firefighters were a part of this year. The list runs the gambit from tragic, to just strange.
This particular video was a gift – of sorts – for your Patch editor. After purchasing a few groceries for dinner, he stumbled upon a struggle in the parking lot. As a good journalist, he whipped out the iPhone and began filming. When the suspect fled, he even ran after liquor thief to snap a picture of his arrest.
They say that three is a crowd, but this particular gathering ended with criminal charges. Some proposals are better left unsaid unless on a bended knee.
Fortunately, there were no injuries after this large fire in fall. Although it looked menacing, it was actually less devastating than it appeared. Shady Lane was open for business the day after the fire was extinguished, but they had plenty of clean-up to do.
Again, there were no injuries in this recent unfortunate incident. On the bright side, the aftermath showed everyone how a community can come together and make a tough situation a little easier. In fact, you can still help contribute for an upcoming fundraiser to help the family.
It was a story that could have been pulled straight out of The Onion. But it was real. Interestingly, a story that appeared to come from The Onion later appeared in The Onion. That’s parallel connection that’ll bring tears to your eyes.