TOWN OF MENASHA - A Menasha man and woman were arrested early Sunday morning after refusing to leave a tavern and threatening to shoot a police officer.
Town of Menasha police say they were called to the 1100 block of Appleton Road just after midnight for a report of a disturbance in the parking lot. When officers arrived, workers told them a man and woman had gone outside with an open alcoholic drink. The bartender and a patron went outside to check, and the couple started to argue. The man threatened to get a gun and shoot the patron.
Officers ticketed the man, age 53, and the woman, age 48, for disorderly conduct. A taxi was called to take them away. When the taxi arrived, the man kept arguing with officers. He then threatened to shoot police, gesturing with his fingers in the shape of a gun and saying “pow, pow.” Police then decided to arrest the man. While he was being arrested, the woman stepped in and tried to prevent the officers from arresting him. Officer finally subdued both and arrested them.
Police referred the man to the district attorney’s office for possible disorderly conduct charges. The woman was given a ticket for interfering with officers.