WAUKESHA — 24-year-old Jan Flodr of Milwaukee faces multiple charges for an alleged incident that happened at the Marcus Ridge Cinema in New Berlin on Friday, May 27th.
Flodr faces the following charges:
- Misdemeanor battery (2 counts)
- Criminal damage to property
- Resisting an officer
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the New Berlin Police Department were dispatched to the cinema for a “fight in progress.” They came across two men and Flodr, who had “blood on his arm.”
Officers ordered Flodr to walk in the opposite direction of the two men, but instead he walked towards them. The complaint says an officer “grabbed the defendant’s left arm and instructed the defendant to stop. The defendant clenched his fists and stated, ‘Don’t touch me!’ The defendant then turned around and walked away from the officer and used his forearm to strike a display case that already appeared to have damage.”
Officers continued to try to get Flodr to follow their commands so he could be placed in handcuffs. At one point, Flodr was “advised if he did not get on the ground he would be tazed.” Moments later, a police sergeant deployed his taser on Flodr’s chest. When Flodr tried to stand up, the taser was activated again. The taser was then “activated against Flodr’s leg to gain compliance.” He was placed in handcuffs at that point.
Officers detected a strong odor of intoxicants on Flodr when talking with him. He was later taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The two other men in this case indicated to police that Flodr attacked them. The complaint indicates one man “was struck in the head multiple times as well as all over his body by the defendant’s fists.” That man also “had a scratch on his neck and his nose and was feeling pain in his face due to being struck.”
The second man told police “did not have any injuries but that his neck and upper left chest hurt.”
All of the charges filed against Flodr are misdemeanor counts. Each faces a maximum nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.