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Sleep Deprived Falls Man Sets Off Hotel Fire Extinguisher, Police Say

Oconomowoc police officers say the suspect tried to grab a police officer's keys while being taken out of the hotel and yelled, "Kill me."

A 21-year-old Menomonee Falls man is accused of setting off a fire extinguisher inside the Oylmpia Resort in Oconomowoc.

Joshua F. Kennard was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of criminal damage to property, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in prison and $21,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Dec. 22, Oconomowoc police officers were called to the hotel after Kennard broke lights in the hallway, broke glass in a picture frame, and then set off a fire extinguisher. When officers arrived, they were directed to Kennard by a security guard. After putting him in handcuffs and leading him outside, Kennard tried to grab the officer’s keys, then lunged at the officer, yelling “kill me,” and “come on.”

Backup was called and officers were eventually able to get him in the back of a squad car.

Two people were with Kennard and they said he had been up for 48 hours plowing snow and they had come to the hotel for karaoke and drinks. They said at one point Kennard went into the courtyard of the hotel and then became upset for an unknown reason.

Kennard will make his initial appearance in court Jan. 21. 

Team Christine January 11, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Interesting use of 21 MULTIPLEtimes. Although, not the best choices, REALLY?! 21 months/prison?$21k? What happened2 restitution/other? Wonderful to see EXTREMISM is HERE . HEIL Hitler.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) January 12, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Don't worry. He'll plea bargain it down to a year in Huber and cut the fine in half.

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