Take Me Home or Take Me to Jail
After bartime, it can be infamously hard to get a cab in downtown La Crosse. Appears a guy who got in trouble this week-end was too drunk to try. Cops say he got thrown out of a downtown bar at bartime and tried to get back in. That's when a cop got involved. Tried to be nice. Tried to send the 22 year-old on his way. But the fellow wouldn't have anything of it. Said, as a soldier, he shouldn't be treated that way. Threatened to call the mayor and the judge to complain. Wanted a ride home. Still, the cop said goodnight and left him. Half an hour later the same guy was pounding on the back door of the jail, demanding either a ride home or a night behind bars. Original cop took the call, took pity on the guy, and took him home. But not before writing him a $177 ticket for disorderly conduct.