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Attempted Car Surf Results in Hospitalization

Post Date:09/11/2017 11:44 AM

The Appleton Police Department investigated an injury accident following an individual’s attempt to car surf on a stranger’s vehicle early this morning.

On September 11, 2017, at approximately 5:50 AM, the Appleton Police and Fire Departments responded to the 600 block of W. Lawrence Street for a man with a head injury.  The reporting party said the man had been riding on the hood of a vehicle before ending up in the roadway.

A 27 year-old male, from Appleton, was found at the scene.  The individual was injured; however, the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.  He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.  The man, who was intoxicated and uncooperative, told officers he was attempting to surf on the hood of the vehicle and was dislodged, causing him to strike his head on the roadway.   

 The driver of the involved vehicle, a 33 year-old Menasha resident, told officers he was driving southbound in the 300 block of S. Badger Avenue, when a man with a skateboard jumped onto the hood of his vehicle.  The driver, who did not know the man on his vehicle, yelled at the individual to get off his vehicle.  When the unwanted individual refused to get off the hood and raised a skateboard in a threatening manner, the driver told officers he started to drive to the Appleton Police Department. After turning from Memorial Drive to W. Lawrence Street, the driver said the unknown male jumped from the moving vehicle.  The driver continued to the police department to report the incident.

The 27 year-old male was discharged from the hospital.  Officers will be referring him to the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office for Disorderly Conduct and Damage to Property.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509.

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