On Tuesday night, June 21st, at approximately 9:45pm, Manitowoc Police responded to a fight in progress at the basketball courts in Washington Park.
It was determined two local Manitowoc men, ages 20 and 38, were arguing over a woman, when their confrontation escalated into a fist fight.
When they finally separated, the 38 year old man walked off, only to return to the scene a few minutes later in his vehicle. The 38 year old man drove his vehicle into the park near the basketball courts and erratically circled the south end of park in what appeared to be an effort to strike people with his vehicle. Several people had to quickly scurry out of the way to avoid being struck, and some even jumped onto picnic tables to avoid being run down.
The 38 year old man finally drove off, but returned once again on foot, apparently to continue to the confrontation, when he was arrested by Manitowoc Police. The 20 year old man was also pulled over as he attempted to drive away from the area in his own vehicle.
The 20 year old man was cited for Disorderly Conduct and released. He has been formally expelled from entering into all Manitowoc Parks for the next 30 days.
The 38 year old man was arrested and jailed for the felony charge of Recklessly Endangering Safety. He has been expelled from entering into all Manitowoc Parks for one year.
Fortunately, nobody was struck or injured by the hostile driver.